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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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Fail

Whenever I make a big flub, I feel my face flush into a blush. My face and forehead become so warm that my eyeglasses steam over. A knot in the gut tempts me to believe I betrayed myself. I begin … Continue reading

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I Was Wrong

There’s a popular expression that many of us like to use regarding fault-finding. “When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.” One could also say that the … Continue reading

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Would You Choose Your Life?

Terry placed his coffee mug on the table and looked into my eyes. Then he softly asked, “If you could choose to have a perfect life, would you choose the life you have?” “Wow! Where did that come from?” The question … Continue reading

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Move On

The problem of cogitating about past slights and hurts from others is common to our species. Equally common are regrets we harbor about words we have spoken and risks not taken in the course of our lives. Whether we admit … Continue reading

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No Regrets, Really?

Once or twice a year I wonder how my life would be different if I had not moved away from the San Francisco Bay Area. I don’t know if all these imaginings qualify as regret. Do some aspects of leaving qualify? Are other … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk

My great-aunt Emma told me a story about the sprites and fairies when I was a little boy.  I was sad because mom had scolded me about tipping over my glass of milk at dinner. Emma said I should not … Continue reading

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