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Life Overboard!

I know someone… let’s call him Fred… who, at least from how he interacts with others, seems to me to be profoundly unhappy.  He seems to assume that if he doesn’t understand something then there is nothing there to be … Continue reading

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The Picture You Hold Of Yourself

On September 28, 1983 a previously unknown tale by Wilhelm Grimm was discovered!  The publishing house of Farrar, Straus and Giroux asked Maurice Sendak to illustrate this tale which would ultimately be published under the title, ”Dear Mili.”  It was … Continue reading

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The Desire To Be Blind

It goes all the way back to childhood… “Did you break that window?”  “No,” you lie.  “Well then how did it get broken?”  To cover up the first lie you lie again and say, “I don’t know.  Maybe a bird … Continue reading

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My Deepest Secret Fears

“It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.”  For some reason this quote of Helen Keller’s recently brought back to me memories of a blind childhood friend named Tommy.  He lived down the block from me and … Continue reading

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Having Sight But No Vision

Realities we don’t wish to acknowledge have a way of relentlessly annoying us like mosquitoes buzzing around our heart.  Often the person we think ourselves to be and the person others see us to be are at odds!  That discrepancy … Continue reading

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If I Had No Vision

I was watching a documentary about India which followed a man who pulled a rickshaw in order to earn a living.  He stated that in the summer his head and feet hurt from the sun, but found the winter and … Continue reading

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