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Measured Optimism

“The Lusitania is a monument to this optimism, to the hubris of the era. I love that, because where there is hubris, there is tragedy.”–journalist and non-fiction writer, Erik Larson Although our times are trying and I’ve experienced some sadness … Continue reading

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The Bright Side Of Life

An earworm crept into my mind today and I can’t seem to shake it. It’s not too annoying, though. It’s the refrain from the Monty Python song, “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life”. Although the song presents some … Continue reading

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Sort Of Optimistic

Is optimism one of those emotions that run on a spectrum? That is, does it run from mildly optimistic to bullish? Our optimism fluctuates from hour to hour and day to day. Most of the time, I tend to be … Continue reading

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Curmudgeon Or Crosspatch

I am at the age which qualifies me to be an authentic curmudgeon. It is possible for this state of mind to devolve into becoming a crosspatch. The difference matters, regarding interpersonal relationships and personal well-being. You might say a … Continue reading

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Bright-Eyed And Bushy-Tailed

Rick greeted me by asking, “How are you?” I replied, “Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.” The old idiom just popped out of the mouth without any forethought. My friend laughed at the unusual response then he asked why I felt so cheerful. First … Continue reading

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Rainbow Thoughts

Even though I know the science behind rainbows, I feel a sense of wonder whenever one appears in the sky. Isn’t this sensation one that everybody has felt? The thrill still happens even if there is only a short arc … Continue reading

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Cautiously Optimistic

Yesterday began as a stereotypical Monday. There were a few things that weren’t working properly. In addition to the technical difficulties, “mild” headache enabled mindless pessimism and an owly demeanor. Then, as I peered through the venetian blinds, I noticed the … Continue reading

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