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A former Roman Catholic priest once shared his views about a concept similar to happiness that he learned during his schooling. Edward mentioned eudaimonia during an intimate discussion with my friends group at a birthday party gathering a few years … Continue reading

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Although more than 40 years have passed since I needed help to survive, I’ll never forget the generosity of my great-uncle Ivan and great-aunt Betty. They were instrumental in helping a second-cousin and her son keep up with food and … Continue reading

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I awakened half-an-hour before the alarm was scheduled to beep. I reflexively checked the sleep data and statistics on the smart watch, then powered it down. Then I stretched my body and gazed at the darkened ceiling. While paying attention … Continue reading

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I drive a 22-year-old entry level Camry. I keep it for several reasons, including the fact that Toyota no longer manufactures Camrys with manual transmissions. The car still looks as nice as the day it rolled off the assembly line. … Continue reading

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This Is Kindness Week

It’s good to regularly read verses by the poet Khalil Gibran. On Monday of this week, Kindness Week, I looked for something from Gibran that is germane to contemporary society in that regard. This passage spoke to me: “I have … Continue reading

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Hubris and Humility

While flipping through some old papers the other day, I stumbled across a quotation by the esteemed Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore, that caused me to stop and ponder life for awhile.  “We come nearest to the great when we are … Continue reading

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