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What Is Inspirational?

I asked Walter what inspired him. The 94-year-old acquaintance answered, “I want to remain relevant to myself.” He reflected that for much of his life, he was worried about keeping up with popular social trends and political beliefs. As Walter … Continue reading

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Personal Strength

“Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.”– Niccolò Machiavelli The past several months have been a time of trial for people around the world due to … Continue reading

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Miserable Opposite Day

Early on, we’re taught not to use double negatives when speaking and writing.  It is confusing and slows down discourse when used.  The usual culprits include, “I didn’t hear nothing.” “I didn’t see neither of the two people.” The double … Continue reading

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