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What Being Car-less Has Taught Me

On December 23, 2015, at approximately 5 o’clock in the morning, I was on the road in my trusty 2002 Grand Am, pushing through holiday traffic toward my mother’s home, seven hours away.  My radio was humming from my mixed CD, and the night around me glittered with the headlights of my fellow travelers. Then, in the form of a …

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Square B, Round Hole

…the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that hammering is hard work. It’s that you’re damaging the peg.”  –Paul Collins It was a concern that I’ve been pondering a lot lately, but it lifted to the forefront of my memory when my friends and I were reviewing an old quiz that I had taken when …

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The Power of Perception

Last Sunday, while spending the day getting things done and taking time out for myself, I had the chance to talk to two family members on the phone.  While speaking to them (separately), I noticed an interesting difference in each of the exchanges. Exchange #1 Family member 1:  So, how have you been? Me:  Oh, you know.  Pretty good.  My …

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Super Introvert

My Audition For The Voice

About a week ago, my taekwondo Master gave the adult class a very interesting bit of advice:  “Everybody should do something uncomfortable in their lives to continue challenging themselves.” Apparently, I took that advice to heart and did just that when I woke up at 4 o’clock this morning and drove downtown to audition for The Voice. Originally, this audition …

Super Introvert

A Day at the River

Nothing like a trip to the river to really put your mind at ease. It’s been a week since I’ve returned from my trip from Arizona, and since that time, I’ve managed to keep the resolves I’d written down into an active practice. Things that I’d been putting off (taking items to Goodwill, enhancing my emotional, physical, and mental lifestyles …

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Super Introvert

An Evening Mirror

It sucks to be the person you never wanted to meet. We all have our own: She’s really perky and bends over backwards to make sure everyone’s happiness comes before her own. Or she’s dissatisfied with the way that her life is turning out, and so she lashes out at anything that moves. Or maybe she sits terrified in the …