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The Right Kind of Virtues

“It occurred to me that there were two sets of virtues, the résumé virtues and the eulogy virtues. The résumé virtues are the skills you bring to the marketplace. The eulogy virtues are the ones that are talked about at your funeral — whether you were kind, brave, honest or faithful. Were you capable of…

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Commitment vs. Obligation

Commitment is seeing things through despite all the obstacles, stress and BS thrown our way. Commitment is being fully present in the moment even when being elsewhere seems so damned appealing in the moment. It’s an unsaid line in the sand that you’ll do what you tell yourself you’re going to do. Obligation isn’t commitment….

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Our Most Important Things

So easily forgotten are the most important thingsLike the melody and the moonlight in your eyesAnd a song that lasts forever, keeps on gettin’ betterAll the time— Keb’ Mo, Life Is Beautiful Walking a lot of miles lately, I’ve come to see the town I live in at ground level, turning corners into places I…

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Adding a Piece Back In

“My heart is moved by all I cannot save:so much has been destroyedI have to cast my lot with thosewho age after age, perversely,with no extraordinary power,reconstitute the world.”~ Adrienne Richfrom “Natural Resources” Day two of life with a rescue puppy is a reminder that life will be different. This is a sweet puppy, but…

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Searching for the Marvelous

“Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous. I want to be a writer who reminds others that these moments exist; I want to prove that there is infinite space, infinite meaning, infinite dimension.But I am not always in what…