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fable of the strong fearful woman

For years, our heroine—we’ll call her “Elizabeth” because she likes the name—had struggled to create security for herself. She’d moved to area untroubled by tornadoes, hurricanes, or earthquakes… …then entered well-paid profession that promised future stability.  Her employer—a large but … Continue reading

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the fable of the man, the wind, and the oak tree

You’ve probably already heard about the contest between the sun and the wind… The bet was: who’d be the first to get the man to remove his jacket. When the wind blew, the man only clutched his jacket more tightly. … Continue reading

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freedom fighter

As most children do, I dreamed of being free… Finally (a century later, it seemed), I got my freedom.  At the age of eighteen, I left home and over the years, moved here and there, to one city after another, … Continue reading

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foolproof systems are for fools

  I do not trust ideologues… …though their ideologies can be so tempting… It’s so tempting to believe that a solution has been found…a way out of this mess we’ve made for ourselves… …a perfect system that can answer all … Continue reading

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Ironic Myth

After I’d written the poem below, I realized I’d created a myth… I’d created a story to help explain the mysterious workings of our life, our world, our Universe—without killing the mystery. The poem explains why our world spins… But … Continue reading

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