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Labels

“My feeling is that labels are for canned food… I am what I am – and I know what I am.” – Michael Stipe A first grader spent a week during the summer, with her ‘favorite’ grandmother. The child was … Continue reading

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Structure

“A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words” -Samuel Butler A man was searching for a piece of land where he could build a home for himself and his family. As he went through … Continue reading

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Circles

 “I’ve never had a huge circle of friends. I can’t spread myself that thin and go 100 million miles an hour all the time. I choose to give truly of myself, entirely of myself, to the people I choose … Continue reading

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Rooms

Put yourself in a different room, that’s what the mind is for – Margaret Atwood [Painting by Jan van Kessel]  Imagine for a moment that all your life you have lived in the same room. You feel comfortable, safe and … Continue reading

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Fish in the River

“I once gave up fishing; it was the most terrifying weekend of my life.” – Anonymous A river never sleeps and is always participating in the never-ending production and consumption cycle of river life. All thoughts are fished from the … Continue reading

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The Egg

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on … Continue reading

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Hammer and Nail

“If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail”  -Abraham Maslow One day, a wise carpenter took on an apprentice, to whom he would teach the art of woodwork. On the first day, the … Continue reading

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Tea

What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche The making of tea is an interesting process. Although most people assume that various teas come from different plants, they are all derived from the same evergreen. The only difference … Continue reading

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The Castle

Boundaries are to protect life, not to limit pleasures. – Edwin Louis Cole [Picture: Bodiam Castle and Bridge East Sussex England] The castle, fortified and surrounded by a water field moat looks secure, serene and private.  The occupants have a … Continue reading

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Doors

When one door closes, go through the window. – Anonymous Once upon a time…and in syndication…there was a popular game show. Contestants were selected based on their energy and outrageous costumes. The MC would select a contestant, who would stand … Continue reading

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