Monthly Archives: January 2009

Intimacy

Intimacy is something that most people long for, and something that most people are afraid of.  Most of us enjoy feeling a sense of closeness with another person, whether it be emotional, physical, or intellectual.  But that same closeness makes … Continue reading

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Miscommunication

Miscommunication between men and women is a pretty well-known problem.  Regardless of whether you are close friends who understand each other well or an old married couple who knows every quirk of their spouse, there will be times at which … Continue reading

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Living Sacrifice

Historically, a sacrifice was someone or something that had to endure death or obliteration so that others might benefit.  Today, it seems to have developed a broader range of meaning.  We describe any time that a person chooses to give … Continue reading

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Reconstruction

Many, many decades ago, the country I live in was torn apart by civil war.  Brothers killed each other, destroyed their respective livelihoods, and made their families refugees.  After that war, the nation entered a time of reconstruction.  My ancestors … Continue reading

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Expecting the Unexpected

I live my life with very few expectations.  I don’t expect people to be nice to me, to consider my feelings, to act ethically, or even to simply not be cruel.  I don’t expect the world to leave me in … Continue reading

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At Wisdom’s End

Some people spend much of their lives at wit’s end, saturated in confusion and fear about the next moment they encounter while moving through the temporal plane.  To live at wit’s end is to exist in a state of uncertainty … Continue reading

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Poetry

Poetry is a word that comes from a Greek concept equivalent to our concept of creation. The Greeks and other older cultures understood that a poet does more than simply string some words together in intricate patterns.  A poet participates … Continue reading

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