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This Human Life

This Human Life

Monday, May 18, 2015

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“But what, you ask, of earth? Earth, I think, will not be found by anyone to be in the end a very distinct place. I think earth, if chosen instead of Heaven, will turn out to have been, all along, only a region in Hell; and earth, if put second to Heaven, to have been […]

In This Moment

Thu, Mar 12, 2015

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In This Moment

I guess they’re called moments because they don’t last very long. Nothing lasts very long if you think about it – at least while we’re here on earth. Moments. That’s all we really have down here. Transient, fading, glorious, devastating, beautiful, horrible, priceless, perfect moments. But every moment, led to this moment. The question is […]

Choosing the Muse

Sun, Feb 22, 2015

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Choosing the Muse

I’m thinking of retitling this blog “Lessons in Pain”. I swear you’d think it was my favorite topic, but seriously, it’s not – pain can just be a powerful muse. After Horatio Spafford endured the pain of losing his business in the Great Chicago Fire and then his 4 daughters when a ship they were […]

Living for the Good Days

Sun, Dec 7, 2014

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Living for the Good Days

Yesterday was a good lifting day (lifting = Olympic weightlifting = snatch and clean and jerk). I won’t call good lifting days rare, well they’re rare for a Saturday morning, but they’re not all that frequent on any other day of the week either. I live for good lifting days; literally. They make me feel […]

What makes her tick?

Tue, Nov 4, 2014

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What makes her tick?

People always ask me why I quit my great job. With this perplexed, but sometimes envious, look they don’t understand how or why I would give up that security; how could I leave the thing that both me and my family had always known. For those of you who know me, you know that both […]

Less Text More Action

Sat, Sep 27, 2014

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Less Text More Action

I don’t know how else to say it….I HATE TEXT MESSAGING! In some ways, it’s genius. In other ways, it’s the destruction of human interaction; the slippery slope from that which is connected and meaningful to that which is isolated and superficial. The genius in texting is its simplicity to communicate logistics and to provide […]

What would you try if you had no fear?

Sun, Aug 31, 2014

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What would you try if you had no fear?

The Top 10 Human Fears 10. Losing your Freedom/Commitment 9. The Unknown 8. Pain 7. Disappointment 6. Misery 5. Loneliness 4. Ridicule 3. Rejection 2. Death 1. Failure Also rounding out the top is fear of intimacy, spiders, public speaking, flying, the dark, and heights. Any of that strike a chord? I would venture to […]

Let’s NOT “just take a selfie”

Sun, Aug 17, 2014

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Let’s NOT “just take a selfie”

How did we become so grossly obsessed with ourselves that we stopped seeing everyone else? Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, but I think social media was originally created to help us keep in touch with each other, to give us a voice, to share information, to educate, and to entertain. What it’s […]

Who’s the Boss?!

Mon, Aug 4, 2014

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Who’s the Boss?!

So I’m sitting in my Epsom salt bath minding my own business and relaxing when the phone rings… Mom: “Hey, I’m going outside to pour gasoline in this yellow jacket hole. I have some spray too if they swarm out. I’m wearing long pants and sleeves with towels wrapped around my legs, a hoodie, gloves, […]

Your So-Called Problems

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

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Your So-Called Problems

I wonder if people have complained as much throughout the history of the world as they do these days? It’s unreal to me. Griping, belly-aching, negativity, pessimism, aches and pains, busy, stressed, blah, blah, blah… We all have issues. I know that. And we all need to vent from time to time. I get that. […]

Buzzkill

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

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Buzzkill

You usually hear from me when I’ve had a bad day. Sorry about that. I’m not trying to be a buzzkill or anything. It’s just that life’s best lessons – lessons I like to share with you – tend to be wrapped up in what is otherwise known as a “bad day”. Today was a […]