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redeeming suffering

  It hurts, and it stings. Our ability to suffer gets unbearably hard at times. Sometimes it won’t let go. Won’t leave. Won’t ease up. Yet so much of our hurt goes unredeemed and remains dormant. It becomes meaningless. But human suffering is not without its value. It...

tiny little things

  We all love big moments. We love stories of momentous transformation. Rags to riches. Overcoming addiction. Massive weight loss. Finding the courage to walk away from an abusive relationship. Stories that make us pause and reflect on our own lives. Stories that give...

the other side of busy

  Busy is a very slippery word. A very dirty and cunning word, indeed. When you hear it or if it happens to indiscreetly leave your lips, brace yourself, because you’re about to fall into a misty sea of trouble. You’re about to go chin deep into the busy sewer,...

Larry

  I have never had the pleasure of meeting Larry in person, but I miss him, now that he’s gone. I didn’t know him that well, and our series of encounters came through Facebook messenger. Over a period of a year or so, sending messages back and forth, here and there. A...

who over what

  When you are asked about your day, what comes to mind? Did you awake today to be with people or to take your orders from things? Things to do. Things to analyze. Things to sell. Things. The question is very important and an honest, truthful answer, even more so. As...

the illusion of retirement

  The very idea of retirement is now not only outdated, but outright barbarous. We have been preconditioned and desperately long for retirement. We all pine for the days when we don’t have to file into work anymore, into our real or imagined cubicles, to follow a set...