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Mother’s Day Version 2018 went pretty well at our house. Our children took it upon themselves, together and in small groups, to plan and prepare dinner, procure flowers and chocolate, and invite and coordinate with the grandmothers. I still find it ironic that on Father’s Day dads get to sleep in, play golf, watch TV...
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John Lennon and Paul McCartney of the Beatles were most likely wrong about many things, but when they wrote these lyrics to “All You Need Is Love,” they got it right. There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung Nothing you can say, but you can...
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Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge of blink-182 wrote a song called “All the Small Things,” which includes these words: All the small things True care, truth brings… She left me roses by the stairs, Surprises, let me know she cares I love that song because it reminds me that I don’t have to do big,...
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Schopenhauer wrote: “If you accustom yourself to this view of life you will regulate your expectations accordingly, and cease to look upon all its disagreeable incidents, great and small, its sufferings, its worries, its misery, as anything unusual or irregular; nay, you will find that everything is as it should be, in a world where...
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Let’s talk about change. More specifically, the changing of things that were “built around systems designed to respond to the social structures and technologies of the industrial age” and “ought to be fundamentally rethought for the one we live in now,” according to Tim Brown, president and chief executive of IDEO. In The New York...
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I encourage you to vote in tomorrow’s election. I hope you will encourage those around you to vote. Our system of governance is based on the fundamental right of the people to advocate for what’s important to us. The government we have and the policies they enact are a reflection of our cultural choices (whether...
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I am writing this before Thanksgiving. That’s important because I have a strict “no Christmas before Thanksgiving” policy. So rigid is this rule in my home that in retaliation my family requires that I participate in getting out and putting up every single Christmas decoration on Friday the day after Thanksgiving. Call us dysfunctional, but...
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What good is love and peace on earth? When it’s exclusive? Where’s the truth in the written word? If no one reads it A new day dawning Comes without warning So don’t blink twice We live in troubled times This is a lyric from the song “Troubled Times” on the new Green Day album. Two...
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I have been reading things lately that upset me. I’m doing it on purpose. If I only listen to the people who think like me, act like me, and look like me, I will not be challenged. It’s not that people unlike me are right or wrong; they just have different perspectives. Perspective. Mine is...
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