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Careless

The young man stepped off the curb just as the pickup truck entered the intersection. I honked the horn in my car, hoping to warn one or both about the dire circumstances that seemed imminent. The young man looked up … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Carefulness

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.”–Kurt Vonnegut We eventually internalize our façades so it behooves us to exercise carefulness when constructing our personas; otherwise we end up fooling ourselves. … Continue reading

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Self-Reflection

As we encounter situations that require decisions or that impact our lives we must weigh our options. Regarding those times when we must speak out and state our views, it is best to contemplate and reflect. Hasty, impulsive decisions and … Continue reading

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Clarity

Most days were spent in a mental fog, during my 30s. This was due to a combination of sleep apnea and working the graveyard shift. Regardless of the amount of sleep and coffee intake, I rarely felt mentally up to … Continue reading

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Frustrating

Earlier this month, I had a good opportunity to mindfully experience frustration. The scenario got off to a start with me under-sleeping by about half an hour. Then, I discovered the sweatshirt I had planned to wear had a stain … Continue reading

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Restless

Most of my close friends cultivate a real world perspective, there’s a healthy measure of cynicism, a certain amount of skepticism, a dash of insecurity, and occasional bouts of restlessness. These are balanced with a measure of confidence, and surprising … Continue reading

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Sensitive

It was a mild afternoon by July in Nebraska standards. The sky was partly cloudy. There was a light breeze of about 10-miles-an-hour. The weather monitor read 81 degrees Fahrenheit with 42 percent relative humidity. A squirrel was chattering at … Continue reading

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