Monthly Archives: November 2017

What’s Your Happiness Baseline?

Have you ever noticed how your happiness baseline—the bundle of things you consider essential for satisfaction—constantly shifts? That’s because it’s based on what you’re currently used to, and what you’re currently used to is, well, current.  I recently grumbled about having to … Continue reading

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Inside Me

On Wednesdays, I normally post episodes of The Wishing Map, my fantasy about two kids exploring a strange and mysterious world. However, this morning doctors will be exploring the strange and mysterious world of my colon, creating as it were, … Continue reading

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Love Hurts

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.” ~Neil Gaiman “Honey, … Continue reading

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Awkward Slogans

I love bad advertising. The two biggest shopping days of the year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, always bring a plethora of ads, most of them slick and forgettable. But a few, especially those for local establishments, are wonderfully awkward: … Continue reading

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Less Glory, Please?

“In some ways, it is natural for us to wish that God had designed for us a less glorious and less arduous destiny; but then we are wishing not for more love but for less.” ~C.S. Lewis

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November

The last leaves tremble on the ground as the snow arrives to bury them securing the peace that they have found and daring the world to start again

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My Mother’s Death: An Irrational Joy

My mother died on Thanksgiving Day and I have never felt more joy in my life. Am I mad or merely cold-hearted? Neither. I was raised believing in Me and Mom and Dad. And that was pretty much it. God … Continue reading

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