Category Archives: Life Lessons

On emotional manipulation

Part of having a relationship with someone involves certain responsibilities towards them; the most relevant to me at this moment being the responsibility toward maintaining their well-being. Obviously the amount of responsibility depends on the type of relationship, but I … Continue reading

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On family

A friend of mine said to me today that friends come and go, but family is there forever. To me, it’s always been sort of the opposite. Well, not really. It’s the same sentiment, but has a totally opposite meaning … Continue reading

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Life Lessons: Everything happens

“Well, everything happens…” “Don’t say, ‘For a reason.’” “I was just going to say, everything happens.” –Dr Horrible’s Sing-along Blog I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. I don’t mean that in the way most people … Continue reading

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Life Lessons: Hubris

Today’s post is going to be dark and bitter and whiny. Do yourself a favor, enjoy some MJ instead — it’s bound to be more moving than my post.

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Life Lessons: A dark morn

I thought we could just be people. Every day, on the news, you hear about someone or another dehumanizing a group of people: saying incredibly racist things, trying to take away basic human rights, and the like. But those are … Continue reading

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On bodies and sleep

I noticed this morning that a lot of my internal narrative doesn’t make sense unless I consider my body a separate entity heavily linked to my self rather than part of it. I hesitate to brand this behavior healthy or … Continue reading

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Life Lessons: Friendship

Today’s lesson is one I find challenging; it’s not so much living up to it that’s the problem, but the fact that so few people I meet seem to agree. For me, it’s a no brainer; I’m continually puzzled by … Continue reading

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