Category Archives: Love and Relationships

Five Thoughts for the Fifth Day…

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01.  Sometimes I think about the as-of-yet unreleased album recorded by Michael Jackson that I hope is hiding somewhere until an appropriately hyped posthumous release date.  I hope that it’s a great album.  It’s a shame that such a talent is gone so soon. 02. It’s been said that art is the luxury of the wealthy.  I beg to differ. … Read more »

Happiness: That Illusive Thief

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Happiness. Seeking it. Finding it. Keeping it. Everyone wants to be happy.  There’s no secret there.  There’s hardly anything more obvious. Yet in my life I’ve for so long seen that a, b, and c lead to happiness (so all hints and indicators tend to promise, and such are things taught to me both by the witness of those wiser… Read more »

Eight Books to Begin a Personal Library for Young Men…

The list was originally going to be for young people regardless of sex, but when considering the different books, I kept getting different results when the intended audience was a female versus a male.  Perhaps a list for young women will someday follow.  For now, Enjoy these selections!  They’ve been quite formative in my own life.  I can hope that… Read more »

Seven Questions to Consider… Ask Yourself

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01.  How is it that I can be at once so open, so public, yet still retain a part of me that is intensely private, locked behind key? 02.  How is it that we are at once so dependent upon others—that need to be connected—yet hold so dearly to our independence to the point of obsession (an obsession that has… Read more »

Star Crossed

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Romeo:  Sad hours seem long. Benvolio:  What sadness lengthens Romeo’s hours? Romeo:  Not having that, which, having, makes them short. *       *       * …But He, that hath the steerage of my course, Direct my sail!…

For So Many Things Am I Thankful

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Here I sit before my laptop computer listening to Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis In D Major, savoring each sip of warm Trader Joe’s Chai tea made with whole milk from the perfectly contoured Starbucks mug my mother gifted me last Christmas.  I am a blessed man.  Grace beyond the beyond. All the world and our country with it might be teetering… Read more »

Don’t Stop Believin’

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Sometimes in life we simply need to take the long way around the sea… “Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, 2.3 For stony limits cannot hold love out. Romeo and Juliet. ACT II Scene 2.

For My Valentine…

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