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We Think, We Are

An enlighted version On February 23, 2019, a link to a blog post arrived in my email. That was a Saturday. Recording and reflecting on the notes I took ate up most of that day, and it was one of the best days I had had in a very...

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En Camino – Daytona Beach

Recalling bitter winters in Illinois and especially those of my tree-trimming career, I searched for an article I had written about that snowy-cold experience. Forty years ago now, and for some reason I remember February 1st, I...

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Take My Hat

The three of us have something to say. Me, as a boy: “Here, take my hat.” Me, as an adult: “That’s awfully nice of you. Thank you for the hat.”

Take My Hat

The three of us have something to say.
Me, as a boy: “Here, take my hat.”
Me, as an adult: “That’s awfully nice of you. Thank you for the hat.”

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The Gold star conundrum

Perhaps you remember this. When in kindergarten some teachers rewarded children for good behavior by putting stars next to a child’s name on a chart. My response to that was that I felt separated from my peers. And so...

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Things Not Said

I realized I had never told him how important he and his friendship were to me. That made me angry with myself. Angry tears I’ve known. Impermanence I know.

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