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A Grain Of Rice

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” — Robert Brault It’s hard to imagine anyone looking at a grain of rice 10,000 years ago and saying, “Hey, I’ll bet we … Continue reading

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Compassionate Minds

Eleanor Roosevelt wrote, “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” All well and good. But to me, it’s more important to remember – Compassionate minds discuss ideas for events that help people. Yesterday’s gift of … Continue reading

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An Easy And Fun Way To Give Back

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” — Mother Teresa There were a lot of well-fed people. Sitting at the train station waiting for our exchange student Mariana to get back from downtown classes, I saw … Continue reading

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No Words

“A nod, a bow, and a tip of the lid to the person who coulda and shoulda and did.” — Robert Brault, A Poem Missing the Word Woulda Sometimes, there is nothing to say. But that doesn’t mean something can’t … Continue reading

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The Hot Coal

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” — The Buddha I was becoming absorbed in my own thoughts as I slowly … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 339 – Giving Time For A Bamboo

“Actually, I’m an overnight success, but it took twenty years” — Monty Hall Bamboo can grow at a rate of two inches per hour. But the poor bamboo farmer has a problem. It may grow quickly, but bamboo takes a … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 308 – Time Contraction

“Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs.” – Jack Lynch For a long time I tried not to use grammatical contractions … Continue reading

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