collecting a thing

I’ve been doing the same hike on a weekly basis for nearly two years. But it wasn’t until a few months ago that I started really noticing the feathers along…

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timepiece

For the past several years, I generally checked the time on either my laptop or phone. Unfortunately, that meant that, whenever I checked the time, my brain drifted to thoughts…

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brace yourself

This centuries-old tree, providing shelter for this centuries-old bench, is made stronger by the braces. How glad the tree must be to have those braces to lean on. What’s holding…

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the best medicine

“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.”– Jean Houston “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.”– Dr.…

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urban wildlife

Even though we city dwellers have parks galore, we often feel cut off from the natural world. When I lived in Brooklyn, I remember coming up the subway stairs once…

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take me out to the ballgame

Nostalgia is a funny thing. I didn't grow up in a sports-oriented family. (In fact, I have no memory of a single sporting event showing on our television set through…

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illusory talk

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” — George Bernard Shaw I was involved in a situation recently that went something like this:…

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opinionated world

“Grant me the serenity to not read the comments, the courage to not read the comments, and the wisdom to not read the comments.”– Aparna Nancherla on Twitter Part of…

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lady luck

A ladybug brings good luck. That must mean that two embracing ladybugs bring extra good luck. So, in case you are in need, here’s some extra good luck. Spread it…

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giving notice

In this modern time of super-productivity, super-connectivity, overstimulation, and over-saturation, we can easily slack off on the art of noticing. I was recently given a thin piece of plastic called…

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