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Sincerely Yours

“How beautiful it is to find someone who asks for nothing but your company.” I encountered this anonymous statement on Facebook of all places. It stood out from the trite, feel-good memes one usually encounters on social media. Did this … Continue reading

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Genuine Care

A former colleague Amy freely admits to being naïve regarding people’s intentions. One afternoon, Amy phoned to request a favor. She needed to replace her car with a newer, more dependable, and economical model. Amy excitedly mentioned that the woman … Continue reading

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Sincere And Truthful

If a person has no liveliness nor authenticity, she or he is inhibited and comes off as a mannequin. Such a person will be judged by others as vain and unhelpful to society–or worse. This piece of pithy wisdom was … Continue reading

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Sincere And Truthful

I miss a couple of the customary salutations of personal paper and ink letters–“Sincerely” and “Sincerely yours”. We rarely, if ever, use these expressions in emails or other forms of Internet communication. The use of “sincerely” at the end of … Continue reading

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The woman spoke forcefully of honor, virtue, and faith. She pointed to her vows and conflicts with primal desires. She expressed herself with practiced eloquence very convincingly. The speaker had a charismatic, personal presence that appealed to a certain form … Continue reading

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Superficial Politeness

One of the neighbors who lives in the four-plex next door regularly expresses a sickeningly sweet, over the top sort of politeness. His words and demeanor belie an oily, unctuous character. One gets the impression that his politeness is a … Continue reading

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An Insidious Insincerity

One of my acquaintances is very deeply closeted about being gay.  No amount of logic or discussion with him will alter this. Of course, it’s futile to try to change anyone’s mind, especially if the view is so deeply personal. … Continue reading

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