Happiness consists not in having, but of being, not of possessing, but of enjoying. It is the warm glow of a heart at peace with itself. — Norman Vincent Peale One of the great benefits of my sabbatical was relearning that any happiness that is derived from a possession is temporary. Yes one of these days, I’d still…

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Eventually we will find that we can be very grateful to those people who have made life most difficult for us. — Ayya Khema In my youth, I would have had a hard time accepting this wisdom, but as I have become older and hopefully wiser, the more I know how very true Ayya Khema’s…

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The summit is sweeter when no one is left behind. — Tori Murden McLure “No one is left behind” sounds like a a political campaign, but Tori is talking about an expedition where success and failure are shared experiences. This is much like sports teams, where individual statistics may be important to some, but the…

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The Flat Earth International Conference is coming to the research triangle in North Carolina this November. (That is unless the NC legislature restricts their bathroom use.).  Courtesy of Ginger Parra Although alternative theories about the planet’s shape vary within the flat earth community, most contend that the earth is a disc surrounded by an ice…

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