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Lucky Rabbit

I was on the bus, alternating between nodding off and reading my book (Will Ferguson’s Belfast and Beyond–a humorous read like a Canadian Bill Bryson).  I had had a bad end to my day at work.  A student who rarely … Continue reading

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Overcoming Bummers

I don’t really care who cuts my hair. On only one occasion in the past ten years have I left the barber shop feeling like I won the lottery.  Probably if I were genetically blessed with better hair, or if … Continue reading

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May 22, 2014 A Brutal Truth

Bertrand Russel said he “would rather be mad with the truth than sane with lies”.  While I hope I won’t have to deal with those extremes, I do believe that I would rather be unhappy with the truth than naively … Continue reading

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