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STILLNESS IS THE MOVE

I met someone recently who has a feature on his phone that allows him to tap his screen and make water seem to ripple from the touched spot. 686 more words

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LESSONS IN CANDOR

Some years ago, I was briefly a student in France. Of innumerable conversations and encounters there, this memory stands out: being informed that “only simpletons and prostitutes smile at strangers.” He who declared the dubious adage meant to teach me how I was being perceived. 414 more words

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100 Reasons Why You Should Longboard!

Longboarding is an amazing sport!

Here are 100 reasons why people want to go longboarding:

  1. Longboarding is a solid adrenaline rush.
  2. Longboarding is a release.
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EMBODIMENT

A quiet space—that’s what I aspire to create with these words, with this page. A space that’s absent the grotesqueries of commerce. No cartoon bunch of bananas vibrating in the margin, begging to be clicked, making threats about “belly fat.” No “before and after” photos meant to terrify us all about the natural course of time and bodily change. 328 more words

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AS ABOVE, SO BELOW

If Robert Frost were still of this world, could I persuade him to rethink his philosophy? Even as the ground is carpeted with evidence that “nothing gold can stay,” I hope this spring morning will light my way through the coming year. 410 more words

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CROCUSES AND EMPATHY

What’s this about April being the cruelest month?* You’d never catch a pollinator saying that! Not in this latitude, anyway. After a seemingly endless winter, with its freezing sleep, the earth is waking up—and I, for one, spend my days diving in and out of crocuses. 627 more words

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THE JUDGMENT CARD, PART ONE

In the Rider-Waite tarot tradition, the twentieth card in the major arcana (the portion of the deck representing archetypal themes) stands for Judgment.

It’s a heavy word, isn’t it? 715 more words

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