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the time a laser touched my face, and a thing about flaws

Body image and confidence. I’ve never bothered to write about it, because I feel as though everything that can be said has been said from the different sides and there is not much that I could add without being overly clichéd. 382 more words


Book Review: Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

The authors of Freakonomics offer to retrain your brain in their new book titled Think Like a Freak. Steven D. Levitt is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and is known for applying economic theory to subjects normally ignored by traditional economics, such as the economics of drug dealing and the relationship between the legalization of abortion and the reduction in crime. 859 more words

Book Reviews

An Update

My blogging has been a little skimpy lately, as has my blog-reading. I admit it’s largely because of my quickly-approaching wedding. Well, that and staying busy at work and other aspects of life taking precedence (friends visiting, family birthdays, doctor appointments, high school reunion, trips to my hometown). 564 more words

Great Outdoors

journey post 30: Women at the tomb of Jesus … and the rest of the story

Most Americans know the story of the women—whether they believe or not.  But, most do not know the rest of the story.

“The Three Marys” by Henry Osawa Tanner (1910) 1,078 more words

The Journey

Avoiding Dogmatism: The Key to Obtaining a Liberal Education

Dogmatism is defined by Dictionary.com as “unfounded positiveness in matters of opinion; arrogant assertion of opinions as truths.”

The most dangerous aspect of dogmatism is that it can slither its way out of almost any disciple, subject, or method of inquiry. 289 more words


The Blue Mouse

A useful meditation exercise involves identifying items around you and thinking about what else they are.

For example, I’m looking right now at the screen of my apple mac. 597 more words


How To Speak So That People Want To Listen

Successful communication is an essential leadership and life skill.  Engaging well with others depends on it.

Here’s Julian Treasure with a 10-minute TedX talk on “How to speak so that people want to listen” that’s very worthwhile, with one caveat about his take on “judging” (more on that in a bit). 423 more words

People Skills