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Each of Us is Born With a Box of Matches Inside Us

“As you can see, within our bodies each of us has the elements needed to produce phosphorus.  And let me tell you something I’ve never told a soul.  My grandmother had a very interesting theory:  She said that each of … Continue reading

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So Far We May Be Willing To Go

“For there were limits around our minds which sometimes we chose to set, not because we could not see but because we preferred not to see.  So far we may be willing to go: we know what to expect.  But … Continue reading

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In Their Hearts They Remained Perfectible

“A few yards down the trench Jack Firebrace was sitting on the firestep with a cup of tea.  He was regaining his strength after six hours underground.  His thoughts turned towards home.  Eight-and-a-half years earlier, when his wife had given … Continue reading

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Think of Life as Course Corrections

“While breaking ground requires courage, so does changing course.  It’s something I’ve come to appreciate as being vital and requiring a good amount of guts.  I call it course correction and it can require the greatest courage because when you … Continue reading

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One’s embrace may be turned outward

“Nobody grows up.  Everybody carries  around all the selves that they have ever been, intact, waiting to be reactivated in moments of pain, of fear, of danger.  Everything is retrievable, every shock, every hurt.  But perhaps it becomes a duty … Continue reading

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Confidence isn’t the Absence of Fear, it’s How You Act in Spite of Fear

“Emotional courage is what we’re all striving for in the end.  The courage to tell the truth is something people need to be proud of, as is the courage to be yourself, to trust love and the healing process. Robert … Continue reading

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She is the Funniest, Looniest Woman in Her World

  “Being a woman is hard work.  Not without joy and even ecstasy, but still relentless, unending work…the woman who survives intact and happy must be at once tender and tough…it is imperative that a woman keep her sense of … Continue reading

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