How to recognize miracles

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I blame Charlton Heston.

When I was a little kid, the yearly Easter screening of The Ten Commandments was anticipated in our household for a couple of reasons. The first of which was its role as a rite of passage to, if not adulthood, at least Big Kid Status, proved through the ability to stay awake through the entire thing. Alas, for many years, my brothers and I would consistently conk out on the living room floor somewhere around Yul Brenner’s “So let it be written; so let it be done” edict.

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Making wishes a reality

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Wishes get a bad rep sometimes. Wishing is seen as a dreamy-nonsensical foray into ˜la-la land” and not very practical. “If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride,” as the saying goes. Dreamers don’t live in reality. They need to get their heads out of the clouds and snap out of it. Right? Wrong.

Wishes are where the seeds of possibility are sown. A life without wishes would be a colorless, dismal march through a series of mundane, rote tasks en route to a quiet, unassuming death. Without wishes, no expansion would happen, no exploration would Read More…

How are you responsible?

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We pay our bills. Our kids have shoes on their feet. There is food on the table. Our deadlines are met at work. We make sure that our garbage gets taken out every week. We are responsible.

But is that all there is to our “responsibilities?”

What is owed The Collective? Where does our responsibility to ourselves end and our responsibilities to each other begin?

“Sometimes I want to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I’m afraid He might just ask me the same Read More…

What do you miss by not listening?

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I was a precocious child, especially as it related to language and vocabulary. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, due to my congenital heart defect, I logged a LOT of time in hospitals from infancy up through around age six.

The good news is, because of my love for reading and innate bookish-ness, by the time I reached school age, I had already amassed a formidable vocabulary for a child my age. The bad news? I developed the habit of mentally finishing others’ sentences (including those of teachers) when I could tell that (s)he was Read More…

How to make your own luck

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Have you seen the movie, Napoleon Dynamite? Even though it was released in 2004, a few choice catchphrases have embedded themselves into the lexicon that can be heard even today, including the wistful-yet-jealous utterance by the movie’s protagonist, “Luhkeee…”

Are people *really* lucky? Is there some sort of magical unicorn that visits certain humans and bypasses others? Is luck subjective, or is it a known quantity that people can summon into their lives when needed? Do you have to be Irish? Any rock kissing involved? Maybe. Maybe not.

“The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.” ~ Read More…

How to tell if you’re lost

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Channeling Andy Rooney, I ask you: “D’ya ever notice that it always takes longer to get to your destination when you don’t know how to get there?” I’m referring to the multiple impatient glances you make toward your directions- possibly downloaded on your device or those which have been inked onto the back of a phone bill envelope as you lurch your way through a neighborhood, squinting at house numbers.

You fret as you drive, annoyed with the pokey drivers ahead of you, worried that you will be late for your appointment. Anxious, you may even take a Read More…

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