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Above The Din

“Be careful how you interpret the world:  It is like that.” — Erich Heller This morning, above the din of the city, I heard an owl hoot. It was quiet and distant, nearly drowned out by traffic. At first, I … Continue reading

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A Cut Above

“Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.” — Author Unknown When I was in college, I got my hair cut at the same barber shop. I could just walk in. Sometimes I had to wait, sometimes … Continue reading

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The Letter Is Warm: Appreciating The In-Betweeners Day 5

“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.”  — Phyllis Theroux One week ago, I received an icy letter. It was cold, devoid of emotion. In hard black font on a … Continue reading

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Clearing The Path

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” — Cynthia Ozick It was just a simple remark, said in passing. I had stopped into the office of my daughter’s school yesterday. The reader board was … Continue reading

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Just One

“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” — Mother Teresa At the Toastmasters District 7’s winter leadership institute conference today, the audience heard from a variety of speakers. One of the speakers is a mentor … Continue reading

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Subtle Messages

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” — Neil Postman, The Disappearance of Childhood I took it upon myself to change the reader board at my daughter’s school tonight. When the kids come streaming … Continue reading

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Squeezing Ever Tighter

“The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.” — Thomas Merton There will be many goals set tomorrow on New Year’s Day. Goals like learning a new language, writing a book, cleaning out the garage, and being more productive are at … Continue reading

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