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Beautiful, comforting disorder

Beautiful, comforting disorder

“We are bathing in mystery and confusion on many subjects, and I think that will always be our destiny. The universe will always be much richer than our ability to ...
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Buying books: more than just a shopping experience

Buying books: more than just a shopping experience

Most of the time, I choose to buy at local bookstores. Believe me, no matter where you are, there’s always one bookshop in town and, almost always, they need support ...
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How to name things

How to name things

“It is most important to be a good namer, since it falls to all of us at some time or other to name anything from a canary to a castle, ...
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Just jump

Just jump

I’m not going to jump. I won’t. I look at her. I watch her jumping the pink rope. I wonder what it would be like to jump over a dream ...
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Accessing the moment, this moment, the present

Accessing the moment, this moment, the present

Often times we struggle with the thought of how volatile the present moment is. We suddenly pay attention to how well our children are climbing the playground’s lonely standing tree, ...
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Living with broken pieces

Living with broken pieces

I recently came across the Japanese concept of “kintsugi,” “golden joinery” or “golden repair.” This is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powder ...
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