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What Color Are Your Glasses?

Once upon a time, there was a girl who prided herself on being prepared for every possible lousy outcome. She anticipated every pitfall, mentally conjuring every worst-case scenario. 1,140 more words


Optimistic About Pessimism

The nicest part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.

George Will

​Anger drives me; perhaps more than love does. And sometimes, thinking myself a single mosquito wrecking havoc on an adult human,I believe with all my heart that I can change the world. 78 more words


Gingerbread Men

When the going gets tough, the soft get running.

I recognize each of us has different levels of ability, but it is not wrong to expect a minimum amount of courage when facing life’s trials. 279 more words


Linking Smoking And Obesity

Unintended consequences

The good news: smoking is down dramatically, and people are much less likely to contract certain cancers.

The bad news: obesity is up, and researchers have been wondering why. 138 more words



you inhabit my earliest memories, Teddy:

an echo of solace and reassurance

like me,

you came into the world naked;

wrapped now in the red granny knitted for you… 323 more words


Edge Of My Seat

There’s a lot going on in life right now that has me at the edge of my seat. There’s so many possibilities, so many dreams, and so many obstacles. 827 more words