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The daily diet particulars may vary any given week, month, or year; but this is not about food. Finally the day has dawned, and I’ve added a distinguishable link for Books to my blog menu. This post is noticeably short, because I want you to go there. and my angels around me in unison sing, ‘Hallelujah!’ The bookshelves of individuals is great insight into personality, am I right? I left out some categories. You’ll especially notice if it’s a particular genre which occupies a lot of your reading. I hint at others. Books are personal. They take up residence in both our minds and our homes, or in data on our tools. They need readers to even exist. A book … Read More

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State of Things

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Like the previous post hinted at, one extreme or the other: But, I genuinely feel that there are universal truths. The word cliché wouldn’t exist if we aren’t aloud to make broad strokes or generalizations about life. The word generalization wouldn’t exist or portend our survival if we can’t categorize things happening in our life. The problem is, when we proclaim something or someone definitive, we become personally labelled or pigeon-holed with extremes: racist, homophobe, left wing or right wing, anti-this and that (guns, military, female rights, etc…) One comment or title or protesting sign (generated by emotion more than intellect -let’s be honest) or our daily employment (for survive not passiom): none of this defines us solely. Sure it … Read More

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Gratitude

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I wanted to acknowledge how appreciative I am for the birthday wishes and messages I received yesterday, from near, close and far off. I felt wrapped in a hug all day. I love various penmanship, too. Last week was a tough week for me personally, mainly because i was putting up resistance to changes I needed to make; yes, it’s often in our head. I’ve got to stick to my guns and chase my passions. Nothing is perfect the first time and I will re-do it till it’s right. I’m not patient with myself, either. One thing I wanted to share was how I am officially off coffee (12 days), at least till an upcoming trip to Portland, Oregon in … Read More

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The Internet, The Options

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The interwebs is a strange and interesting and kind of succubus of a place (from my perspective) but it is also expansive and phenomenal. It is really the infinite, the new solar system, the modern ‘what we can’t get our minds around’ literally. This is also how much it has to offer you. Reflect. You can utilize it to watch most anything from anywhere in the world or you can waste lots of time clicking on sensationalism. You can take free courses from Harvard or MIT, listen to intelligent debate via TED talks or casually view what someone from some other place, who doesn’t now you or care about you! wore to an awards show. How are you spending your … Read More

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Place and Time. Read Books.

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Madame Bovary is representative of a possible Highland Park woman in Dallas. If you don’t know the classic story by Gustave Flaubert: essentially a young lady cheats on her boring doctor husband. She jumps into another affair, it goes nowhere and she satisfies desires through material purchases and eventual debt. The first time I read it, I was at the tail-end of a relationship with a very well-read man. He was a bit questioning and suspicious of this book choice. He was intuitive of our demise. I will never forget the moment he walked past me, sitting on his worn, tan leather couch reading this book. He asked me what I was reading, I said, ‘oh this…classic I’ve never read … Read More

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