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Feeling It

I don’t like to feel angry.  Or irritated. Or distraught.  Or indignant.  Or defensive.  Or threatened.  Or offended.  Or afraid.  And yet, it seems almost impossible to avoid negative feelings these days.  There’s nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.  I can filter … Continue reading

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The difficult words press down like Gs. This book is no easy ride. Further in – or is it out? – vignettes from life and other books float in the weightlessness of inspiration. Through the author’s window I see my … Continue reading

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Raising A Storyteller

My daughter is a born storyteller, and has been since she was a toddler. While bedtime reading has been a tradition for years, these last few days I’ve exposed her to new forms of stories, beyond the wonderful short fiction … Continue reading

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The Fourth Accomplice

Dr. Kessler’s book The End of Overeating is very thought-provoking. Who would have thought that sugar and salt and fat were conspiring against us? But I think Dr. Kessler missed another piece of the puzzle. Our noses. How much stimulation … Continue reading

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Damn the Torpedoes!

“Just do it!” “But if we do, then …” “No buts! Just do it!” Sound familiar? The “Just do it!” speaker is someone who doesn’t want to hear the difficulties, the downsides, the risks, the inconvenient facts, or the problems, … Continue reading

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Breakfast at Crown’s

I start my day these days with a lovely green potion from Odwalla, called Original SUPERFOOD. It’s dark green. Slime green, according to my family. Ewwww is another popular description. It doesn’t taste green. It tastes like fruit. The bizarre … Continue reading

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Encouraging Words

I decided to do something for Lent this year. Usually, people give up something for Lent, but another tradition is to take up a new habit to bring you closer to God. I chose to do daily prayer and daily … Continue reading

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