rainy days

I think that looking out the window on a rainy day is like looking at an old black and white photograph.  The sky is the same color as the pavement and the trees look like they’re melted as their branches droop towards the marshy ground.  Everything is grey and gloomy. I am a colorful person […]

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Vigor

It takes strength of mind and spirit to wake up in the morning when you are plagued by depression.  Things that come easily to most people – getting out of bed, cooking dinner, exercising – don’t come easily to me.  I always feel like I’m climbing a mountain.  Some days, I want to do everything […]

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you could be my hero

These days, popular culture is soaked with superheroes.  Spiderman and X-Men broke into the movie market when I was a kid, but after a short while, Iron Man rocketed through the air and Steve Rogers stole our hearts, and the Avengers stood most prominent on the scene.  We’ve had an endless tirade of Batman and […]

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words

One of my friends is reading one of my favorite books for the first time.  She texted me this morning to say she really likes it, but it feels so close and personal and it makes her want to cry (paraphrased).  Those types of books are my favorite because they are so well-written that they elicit an […]

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Myth & Human History

I spend a lot of time listening to Audible.  About four hours every weekday, more if I really like the book.  I listen to the New York Times in the morning, and fiction all the rest of the day.  A few months ago, I nabbed one of the Great Courses, because I am interested in […]

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