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The REI look

“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” – Friedrich Nietzsche My wife and I spend a number of weekends in small towns in and … Continue reading

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Shapes and sizes

We had a long wait at the airport for our flight last week. The last time we flew out of this airport we arrived two hours early, got stuck at the ticket counter, spent over an hour in the TSA security … Continue reading

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Quirks, idiosyncrasies, peculiarities, eccentricities

We were running late, at least in my mind. “What time do you want to leave?” she asks, “9:30” I reply. At 9:40 we are backing down the driveway, 10 minutes off my schedule. Being on time is one of my … Continue reading

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Judging a Book by Its Cover

Another excerpt from my manuscript: The Commonzense of Saint James A couple of years ago, I got a call from a gentleman who owned several real estate properties in my community. I had heard about this man and knew that he … Continue reading

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Creating Emptiness

Another excerpt from my manuscript: The Commonzense of Saint James Our lives are busy, and our minds are busy as well. There is no space left in our days, or seemingly, in the world around us. The empty space of quiet solitude … Continue reading

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Balance as Beauty

There is a city about an hour’s drive from my home that I love visiting on day trips. Some would describe this city as artsy, which is a kind of backhanded slap or a conservative catchall phrase for meaning it’s … Continue reading

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Stupid is as stupid does

“When you are dead you don’t know that you’re dead, but it’s hard for the people around you. It’s the same if you are stupid.”- Unknown I am of average intelligences, not George Clooney handsome, average height, average width…..yea average … Continue reading

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