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How high is your fence?
November 5, 2018 - 7.47 PM / Blog

Years ago, because I had no money, I got my wife a dog from the animal shelter for Christmas. It was probably the most expensive and emotionally draining present she…

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A little bit about self-empathy
October 19, 2018 - 11.32 PM / Blog

Self-empathy isn’t a term you come across a whole lot. Most of the time we consider empathy as something we extend to others. We empathize when we attempt to step…

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Hum along with me
October 5, 2018 - 6.05 PM / Blog

A few years ago, I began writing a book to make use of my newfound retirement schedule and creativity. The writing spawned an idea, which evolved into a purpose and…

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Rewriting the story of stranger danger
December 15, 2017 - 12.05 AM / Blog

There is a trend that is spreading around the world. But unlike man buns and $6 coffees, this trend is producing a truly positive sociological effect. Ok, ok…. man buns…

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The human desire paradox
November 16, 2017 - 6.31 PM / Blog

One of my mentors shared this short, animated film with me about the detriments of materialism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGab38pKscw  He presented the notion that materialism leads to violence. It was easy to see…

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The grey fringes of social responsibility
November 5, 2017 - 4.36 PM / Blog

Today, on my brisk lunch-time walk, I came across a person sleeping on the sidewalk. I was on my way to a store to look at wallpaper and paint for…

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The not so absolute truth about Netflix
October 6, 2017 - 9.21 PM / Blog

Urban Dictionary defines television as “The electronic form of the plague. The truth is that since Netflix arrived, I love television. I love it. The plague has gotten to me….

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Empathy – emerging in the midst of emergency
August 22, 2017 - 1.58 AM / Blog

I saw someone have a seizure today. I was at the other end of the aisle at Costco, and I saw this guy, looked about 60 or so, start to…

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One person’s efforts
February 23, 2017 - 4.06 AM / Blog

I have, for quite some time, had a growing sense that the world has shifted slightly on its axis.My growing dis-ease with the state of the world has raised in…

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