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SmyelinWithWhit

Weekend Chats: Smyelin With Whit

Whitney and I met in 2005, long before either of us would start writing online and a few years before she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. For the first article in the series, “Weekend Chats,” I asked Whitney a few questions about her life now. What struck me most from her responses is her optimism. …

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A Note on Profanity

A Note on Profanity: It’s a Complicated Topic

When I sat down to write this post about profanity, I had a very clear picture of the idea I wanted to convey. The singular idea was that we provide words power. A word is just a word. A phrase is just a phrase. It is the speaker and the receiver who give a word …

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Weekend Coffee Share

Weekend Coffee: Contemplating a New Genre

Today is a two cup of coffee day. Not because anything is wrong. Not because I was out late last night. Not because I’m overly sleepy or cold. It just seems like a wonderful morning to relax with a cup of coffee. And I wasn’t done relaxing after my first cup was empty. So, with …

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Weekend Coffee Share

Weekend Coffee: What a World! What a World!

Often I can be found with my fingers wrapped around a nice steaming hot mug of caramel colored goodness sitting on the couch at my cousin’s house. She usually has a pot of coffee made and a cup sitting on the counter for me before I even come through the door. After hugs and kisses …

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I’m too nice

I am too nice. I keep my opinions to myself. I smile and nod, You think I agree Though I may not. It’s called active listening, Perhaps you should try it. Too much talking; Not enough learning; Not enough understanding. So much, too much judgement. Where is our compassion? I have opinions, Several as a …

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