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Beyond the Cathedral

We watched with awe and sadness as the fires ravaged the cathedral of Notre Dame.  Millions watched, transfixed as the spire crumbled into the inferno.  Crowds gathered along the streets in Paris to watch a special place of church and history crumble.  Watching the clips on the news and reading the feeds, I felt a…… Continue reading Beyond the Cathedral

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Small Acts of Kindness

At best, I consider myself a casual hockey fan.  I don’t follow all the games, only occasionally glance at the standings as the season goes on.  As a sport, it is full of action and excitement, although sometimes I have trouble following the speeding puck.  I was watching a game on a slow, lazy Sunday,…… Continue reading Small Acts of Kindness

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Mindful Actions for Positivity

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, as stated in Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion.  Although Newton was arguing in terms of physics, I like to adopt the mindset of applying this to my personal life.  For every one of my actions, thoughts, and words, there is a reaction onto others. …… Continue reading Mindful Actions for Positivity

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Make the Year One of Continuous Improvement

As 2018 comes to an end, I notice the uptick of the post-Christmas commercials, which focus on the activities that are normally associated with New Year resolutions.  Whatever it may be, to exercise more, to improve diets, quit smoking, etc…, resolutions are usually doomed for failure.  People want to improve, but often fail because of…… Continue reading Make the Year One of Continuous Improvement

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Always Learn From Your Failures

I see the finished product or result of a world class artist, musician, or athlete, and I try to understand how they became so talented.  We see the grace and beauty of the movements, combined with the power and strength.  We can see the vision of creation, moving pieces of art or music that soothe…… Continue reading Always Learn From Your Failures

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A Piece of Butterscotch

A few years back, I saw a news story about the power of music.  Many people, who are in the midst of dementia and senility, were typically unresponsive to normal stimulation.  People would try to communicate with them, asking how they were doing, or what they needed, but didn’t’ receive coherent responses.  Communication with people…… Continue reading A Piece of Butterscotch