Quite candidly

Compared to yesterday, today is starkly different. Much cooler, grayer, gloomier, quiter. Where the sun shone brightly yesterday, today there is nothing but gray clouds in the sky. Looks like it might rain. It’s the perfect morning for breakfast in bed whilst watching a favorite TV show. So that’s precisely what I’m doing. Having breakfast […]

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A crumb of hope

It’s funny how we forget one basic rule of life: The only constant is change. That whatever we are going through: sadness, loss, happiness, joy, whatever, it is bound to change. That is a fact of life. This is especially hard to remember during sad or low times, times of misfortune and so on. Lately, […]

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Educating my brain

I listened to a fascinating TED talk recently. As I understood it, the gist of the program was how our brain biologically does not differentiate between actual events and our memories of those events. So when we rehash a traumatic event, it’s as though we were reliving that experience all over again. The brain sends […]

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Fight or Flee

Today, I feel weary from the efforts of trying to learn from a haphazard training method. In a very regulated workplace, everything I touch, everything I type has my signature, my initials, my something. I’m constantly leaving a paper or electronic trail during my workday. Every flaw is 100 times magnified and broadcast even more […]

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Jamesport, MO Part 1.

I took a quick day trip to Jamesport, MO about 90 miles Northeast of Kansas City. I knew that Jamesport was an Amish community who lived a simpler way of life and handmade many artifacts, crafts and materials. So on a whim, I booked a room and yesterday after lunch, I hit the road and […]

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