Musings of the Mind

The Pearl in the Equality Oyster

On the day I was born, the state of my country was in great disarray. Oddly enough, not unlike how it is at the moment. A brutal war raged in a far away country that left many struggling to reconcile patriotism with the ethical question of what it was all for. That was one imbalance.… Continue reading The Pearl in the Equality Oyster

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Simplicity in a Complex Universe

Happy 2018, everyone! Typically, people (myself included) often seek new resolutions to adhere to at the beginning of each new year. This year, I struggled to find one that felt right. So many ideas swimming around in my head, that needed sorting out. A situation arose recently, at work, that caused me to change my… Continue reading Simplicity in a Complex Universe

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At Peace

I sit here by the window, gazing out upon this quiet, late-summer evening, watching the sun slowly end its daily journey across the sky. A memory reveals itself. A memory of a similar evening, many moons ago... I lie on my tiny bed, against a soft pillow, in a room far away.  In my arms,… Continue reading At Peace

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The Beat of My Own Drum

I turned off the heater earlier because the house got too hot. But, now I think I was just having a hot flash. Our house thermostat read 72F/22C but my frozen hands and aching joints were whispering that that stinkin' thing was lying to me.  Oh, Spring. You can not arrive too quickly. As I stood… Continue reading The Beat of My Own Drum

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The Grand Effect of Altruism

We all do it. At some point, we all fall into that familiar, consistent pattern where every day feels exactly the same. Day in, day out. Wake up with the alarm, shower with coffee in hand, drop the kids off, punch the clock, homework, dinner....you get the idea. Life might start to feel a little mundane, perhaps a bit uninspired. In a sea of perceived tediousness, one could get pretty bored and start feeling as if they are not making any real contribution at all.

But is that truly the reality of things?

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The Conundrum of Change

The ebb and flow of life is inevitable. Unavoidable. Change happens all around us, on a moment to moment basis, often without ever being noticed. From the day our cells begin to multiply in the womb to the day those collective cells cease to be vital, we are changing. As are those that we travel… Continue reading The Conundrum of Change