deflation

The phrase “a penny for your thoughts” has apparently been around for five hundred years. Surely a penny was worth much more back then. So are thoughts now worth much…

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big kids

“The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.”– Stephen Nachmanovitch I recently rode a ferris wheel with my sister and two childhood friends. It occurred to me…

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looking up

There’s a tale from my college days about a fellow student that’s gotten lots of mileage. Let’s call the student “Brittany." The story goes like this: American teens wait in…

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lifting up

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali There is much despair in the world these days and, therefore, much need for uplift. How awesome it…

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sky high branches

I fell in love with the song “Cactus Tree” by Joni Mitchell soon after college graduation, during the time I was adjusting to adulthood. (Perhaps it was the lyric “she’s…

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none of my business

I’ve had a few intense experiences lately of being proved wrong. And they’ve been fantastic. I was assuming people had certain (negative) thoughts about me. But those same people ended…

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