Tag Archives: negativity

School’s Out!

Benjamin Franklin said, “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”  Most kids dream of the day that they can graduate from school… grade school, high school, college… graduate school… so that they can be … Continue reading

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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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Passion

We were having coffee in that cozy café off of Wright Square when Claire said, “I don’t know, there’s just something missing from my life.”  This was not news to me since this absence, or whatever we might call it, … Continue reading

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Neither Good Nor Bad

Last Sunday one of my parishioners gave me a Peanuts cartoon strip in which Linus reveals that he has a sliver in his finger.  Lucy, never bereft of an opinion, informs Linus that the sliver is proof that he is … Continue reading

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Right In Front Of You!

On a recent trip to New York City I was able to stay in a hotel between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, a mere 5 minute walk from the Metropolitan Museum.  During the two days I spent there I walked … Continue reading

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Half-and-Half

Is the glass half-full or half-empty?  This conundrum is not about a self-deceptive positivity or a depressingly realistic negativity.  It is about the orientation with which we interact with the world, with people and within ourselves.  The way that we … Continue reading

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