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Smell the Roses!

How to make memories: I find blogging one of the most rewarding pastimes in my life. It was also a year of not trying to be all business all the time: I started reading fiction regularly after a decade away and letting the topics here drift wherever my interest is at the moment. Last year […] Continue reading

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The goal isn’t to conquer each other, but to find wholeness.

Healing – and we all need it – comes through sharing our stories. It comes through bearing witness. We need to write our own stories, know them, and tell them. We also need to listen — truly listen — to each other. To set our defenses aside and search for the truth in what the […] Continue reading

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You can never achieve your purpose

It’s not a goal to be accomplished. It’s a direction, an aspiration, a guiding light. You can and should also have goals, even lofty, inspirational goals, that can be accomplished and celebrated, but purpose is more abstract than that. Continue reading

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David Weinberger is “afraid that a reader who comes to her article without knowing what Aaron actually did will leave with the impression that Aaron was too feckless and inconstant to translate his passions into achievement”

http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger/2013/03/16/what-the-new-yorker-doesnt-say-about-aaron You don’t come out of it with a sense of what Aaron accomplished or of the impact of those accomplishments. I understand that Larissa was not attempting to write the definitive biography, and that she was more interested in exploring Aaron’s character in the context of those who loved him. But I’m afraid that […] Continue reading

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