Reflexive Belief

When it comes to how you feel, things are relative. Are you having a good day? Well, you can probably list a bunch of things

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Only Real When Shared

Last year I re-read the popular novel Into the Wild for one of my graduate classes. The book confronts adventure, solitude and the search for

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Fingerprints and Mud Splatters

In August we celebrated our oldest son’s graduation from high school. You might be wondering why we waited until August to celebrate. Because we homeschool

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Secrets of Confession

Having a parent in a nursing home means meeting new people. And so it was during a recent visit with my elderly parents in Michigan.

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OrderWeedNess

The city I live in thinks my family has a problem with the virtue of orderliness. An inspector has just sent me an “Environmental Violation

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Filling the Bucket of Self Esteem

Self esteem. A modern essential. Self esteem was a term invented by Sigmund Freud. The concept has taken wing since then, enhancing other modern philosophies.

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A Mother\’s Legacy

Many years ago I received a book from my in-laws as a present for Mother’s day. It was a diary of sorts for me to

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Maybe It Does Take a Village.

I’ve been paging through Hillary Clinton’s It Takes a Village, and, to my surprise, agreeing with much of it. I’ve heard so many of my

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