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Have Respect

Placing people onto mental pedestals is a common habit amongst us human beings. It comes about, in part, due to society’s hierarchical structure. In a better world, every person would be respected as an individual and nobody would be idolized. … Continue reading

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I began smoking tobacco cigarettes in 1972. I struggled with quitting them throughout the ensuing years until I grappled with the lack of resolve to quit smoking 15 years later. As noted in my diary at the time, I smoked … Continue reading

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I had a short peculiar dream just before waking up this morning. The setting was the shower room at the YMCA. Two former coworkers and I were the actors in a video-taped commercial for a local bank. During the first … Continue reading

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Dignity is a virtue that shows externally and felt internally. It’s not pomposity nor a façade. We recognize a person with dignity right away. One of the most dignified persons I’ve ever had the privilege to meet was my former … Continue reading

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Maybe you saw the headline for this post and thought about the song by Aretha Franklin.  I did too, after I figured out what today’s topic was to be.  However, my thoughts aren’t about the song nor directly about Ms. Franklin.  … Continue reading

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