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Of Signs, Symbolism and Sense

I was recently driving home (quite slowly, thankfully), when a pigeon¬†flew across the windshield, narrowly missing being Chef’s New Year Squab Special. If it had been a mourning dove, I would have been concerned, as it is a close cousin’s firm belief that if: ¬†“you hit and kill a dove,…

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Red Doors Painted Black

Many moons ago, I did not like Guinness. Hard to fathom now, as I caress the droplets off my pint of ever so creamy goodness. Guinness always appealed to me. How could it not, with the fabulous advertising (this is not sarcasm), the coveted merchandise, and a truly engaging story…

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Why Our Loss of Awe is Something to be Worried About.

I recently read an article that outlined a new discovery whereby experiencing positive emotions, and in particular awe, has a beneficial effect on our mind and body. This research claims that certain positive emotions, such as awe and joy, can also protect us against certain diseases, including depression, heart disease,…

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Mother’s Day

Last year on Mother’s Day, I was shocked to the point of blood boiling twitching, at some of the posts on Facebook. Some people, usually women, were actually asking for the rest of us NOT to celebrate Mother’s Day, or at least not to post about it. They asked everyone…

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Like Hansel’s Pebbles

I was drifting, floating quietly in the time between sleep and not-sleep, coasting lightly on theta brain waves, when I had an insight into the fabric of memory. I muttered something to myself, and then embraced Mr. Sandman fully. In the morning, all I could remember of my insight were…