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fable of the woman who tried to see as the man saw

“If you ever tried to see the world from my point-of-view, you’d realize I’m right,” the man told her. “I wouldn’t want to pollute my eyes,” the woman replied.  “But okay, okay—here’s what I’ll do: “Just for today, I’ll try … Continue reading

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the fable of the crow who tried to be a parrot

A crow, believing he should be among more colorful festive birds… …painted himself up to resemble a parrot. But though he could match their colors, he couldn’t match their speech.  The parrots soon discovered the truth about him and kicked … Continue reading

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no burden of happiness upon me

I’m happy I’m happy I’m happy I’m happy I’m happy I’m happy and I’ll punch the man who says I’m not!         — from the song “I’m Happy” by Ivor Cutler I define “happiness”, very generally, as a sense of well-being… … Continue reading

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hidden light

  We live in a world of storm—as humans have since the beginning. However, there’s this major difference now: Those who created our prevailing religions and mythologies only knew of their own storm—the storm of their own people, their own … Continue reading

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positive ID

  I identify with Michael Vick… Yes, that Michael Vick—the pro football quarterback who spent 21 months in prison for his involvement in a dog fighting operation. I’m not saying his story in some way mirrors my story… I’m not … Continue reading

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