Tag Archives: misfortune

Unlucky?

I have just enough residual, socially conditioned superstition to believe that today is a good day to ponder lucklessness. I have this niggling feeling because today is the seventh. The month is the fourth month–four being one of my lucky … Continue reading

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What A Bummer

A popular saying is, “The only things in life that are certain are death and taxes.” This is also the theme of today’s unofficial holiday, “That Sucks Day”. The name of the commemoration is quite unfortunate because it’s an epithet … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” Henry David Thoreau In the United States, today is the official holiday set aside for gratitude and togetherness. Just let that sink in for a moment. Every … Continue reading

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Bad Luck

The Fisher family was cursed with constant bad luck.  That’s what dad used to tell our family, when I was still a boy. From time to time, he’d announce the latest misfortune to happen to the Fishers.  There were small … Continue reading

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An Invitation To Loki

Complacency is one common and dangerous state of mind. It’s easy to slip into self-satisfied distraction in the face of deficiencies or even danger.  Complacency was probably on the mind of whoever thought up “inside and outside the box”. We … Continue reading

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Misfortune

Unhappy, events like accidents and difficulties happen to everybody rich or poor.  We may try to shield ourselves and loved ones from misfortune, but we soon find out how futile that is. You may be familiar with the experience of … Continue reading

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