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Higher Living Reflections

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    The Individual Life

    The apple tree never asks the beech how it should grow; nor the lion, the horse, how he should take his prey. – William Blake How many times have you said…

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    Giving Thanks

    Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday. The reason lies in its simplicity: The day is not laden with fervor. Rather, it is premised on a simple construct: Offering gratitude. My friend…

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    Only Your Shadow Knows

    “Hello, darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk to you again” – Paul Simon Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. The afternoon’s light will decrease and continue to lose its…

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    It’s a great pumpkin

    My friend Leadville Laurel McHargue asks her readers’ for their opinions about pumpkins. “When you first see them, do you smile, or does a chill run down your spine because you…

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    A Good Death

    He had been to touch the great death, and found that, after all, it was but the great death. – The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane Death. The thought causes…

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    Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. – Kurt Vonnegut Emojis. They have become…

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    I’m so sorry!

    It’s rare that I agree with the late John Wayne, but his line as Captain Nathan Brittles in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon cuts to one of my pet peeves, what…

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    Yes, I am worthy!

    Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy. – Former Chicago Bears’ Coach Mike Ditka For fourteen years, teaching eighth grade was most fulfilling. Colleagues from forty years…

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    Finding the Magic in You

    We’re a results-oriented society, thus the outcome of an activity is paramount to Americans. Planning is integral to the process. And with that, control over it. Outcome begins with intent. What…

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    My Life Story Arc

    Imagine stepping out of yourself and becoming the all-seeing, omniscient observer of the person you are and have been. You have full knowledge, of course, and complete, as opposed to flawed,…