I apologize for being so negative lately. I forgot my adage, “When all else fails, be kind.” It is difficult when faced with stupidity, ugliness, and arrogance to remember this adage, but it is even more important to do so. Sometimes kindness is easy, but every once in a while, kindness takes some effort. When…

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Living with integrity and belief in human goodness is the well spring of courage. — Sophie Scholl, as she faced death at the hands of the Nazis. In The Wizard of Oz the tin man is on a quest for a heart, the straw man needs a brain, and the lion needs courage. Of all these in the…

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There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic. — Maya Angelou. Cynicism is much like the virus. It permeates our thinking without us hardly knowing we are infected. Yet, we must resist this disease of the soul with every bone in our body. Our daily charge is to never lose heart, to allow our…

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In the words of Obi Wan, there has been a giant disturbance in the force. In the U.S. alone close to 100,000 people have died from the virus and the end is nowhere near in sight. It is human nature and certainly in the nature of politics to blame someone. Many are pointing their fingers…

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So few grains of happiness, measured against all the dark, and still the scales balance. The world asks of us only the strength we have and we give it. Then it asks more, and we give it. — Jane Hirshfield, The Weighing. I was sent the above today, and I took it as a sign to pass it on. We all have…

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