Monthly Archives: January 2010

Deep Stuff

Our response of help to others might be based on our empathy, spurred by remembrance of our own needs in times past or in anticipation of those in the future. Continue reading

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Boots & Mittens

Humans have a remarkable capacity to quickly adapt to a remarkable variety of factors: cold, heat, and deprivation of a number of sorts. Equally remarkable and much less impressive is our capacity to become spoiled in a very short time. Continue reading

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Arctic Express

A man can stand a bit of trouble when it comes his way. A woman can tolerate some degree of disappointment when it happens from time to time. But to see it coming at you like a train can make you feel like jumping right off the track. Continue reading

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Behind the Seens

It was a long day’s work with very little to show for it. It was not that the work was fruitless and it was certainly not that there was any lack of effort. Continue reading

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Fire Prevention

There’s nothing like a fire in your life to generate all kinds of new scrutiny and examination, even of things unrelated to the fire itself. Continue reading

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Storm Salvage

It was not exactly the way we wanted to end the old year or the first decade of the century. Continue reading

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Opportunity

I encourage you to be the unexpected consideration, the unplanned but at least slightly appreciated kindness in someone’s day today. Continue reading

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This Ain’t No Dream, Baby!

It is easier to consider that even storms bring wonder when we have a well-stocked pantry and a warm place to sleep at night.
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