Category Archives: Culture

Literature, opinions, futurism

Home is Where the Odd Is

“Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.” ~Charles M. Schulz Man, those 80’s boomboxes were big! This real house in Fafe, Portugal has a built in sound system that exclusively … Continue reading

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The Ugly Time

I used to consider late autumn with its leafless trees and sullen skies the ugly time But then I grew up and came to understand its barren beauty how it saw the loss and longing in me and sent its moons … Continue reading

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Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
“A teacher is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep.”  ~W. H. Auden “One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”  ~Malala Yousafzai “I touch the future. I teach.”  ~Christa…

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No Santa Claus?

I was six when my parents told me there was no Santa Claus: My response (according to my mom) was, “Whew! You finally know?  I’ve known for a long time, but I wasn’t sure you did, and I didn’t want … Continue reading

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The Holidays are Upon Us!

“Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.” ~Dave Barry “I bought my brother some gift-wrap. I took it … Continue reading

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The Real Problem

Originally posted on Russellings of the Spirit:
“Your situation…” a wise person once said to me, “… is never the problem.” Pregnant pause. “The problem… “ they continued, “… is your RELATIONSHIP to your situation.” And for the most part, I…

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Be Who You’re Called to Be

I once dated a struggling British actress. We talked about how hard it was to make it in the movie biz. She mentioned meeting a 35 year old actor who’d wrapped work on a “kid’s movie” at London’s Elstree Studios. … Continue reading

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