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The Life Dichotomy

Plenty of things in this life should give us reason to pause. Why does the word “lisp” have an “s” in it? Since Americans throw rice at weddings, do Asians throw cheeseburgers? And then there’s this picture of an octopus eating a shag: Not that bird’s best day. Other more Read more…

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The F- Word

Somalia headlines from September 5th 2011: Last night I was scraping the unused portion of a can of refried beans into the trash. The trash. Which leads me to One. I’m a subscriber. Because I think there are certain efforts – regardless of your politics – that deserve our attention Read more…

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On The Brink

What’s one tip for amping the passion you have for people? For what you do? For living? Recognize you’re only ever one breath away from eternity. I watched through the window as this truck driver tried moving the SUV on his rig, only to find out the vehicle wouldn’t shift Read more…

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Vanished

One moment someone’s there. Just behind this glass. Mopping in our new restaurant. I yelled, “Sue, you’re awesome!” And was ignored. Intentionally. Then louder, “SUE, you’re AWESOME!” This time a wave-off over the shoulder. The next moment they’re gone. A phone call. Terrible news. Heartache of the worst sort. Sue Read more…