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Keep your eyes on the road

Here's a story for you. I like stories on Fridays. Way back when I bought my first car, I purchased an '86 Volkswagon Cabriolet, partly because it was a convertible, but mostly because my big brother had said they were good cars for princesses (and let's face...

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Who do you think you are?

Ah, my survival mechanism's favourite question. I think it's a valid question, since who we are is largely determined by ourselves (our thoughts, our feelings, our judgments, stories and interpretations of, oh, every single little thing we experience). It's...

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What do you really want?

“Men are not afraid of things, but of how they view them.”~ Epictetus There are a lot of things to be afraid of in this world. Spiders (eight-legged minions of evil, in my humble opinion), fire, sickness, falling through ice and probably about a million more things....

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If I can just …

How long can you hold your breath? That week, I left my job in the public service. I say “job” and not “career” on purpose: I had never planned to embark on a long service career, but even knowing that I’d not been planning to stay didn’t make it any less frightening...

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The big scary

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”       ~ Anaïs Nin I subscribe to a quote-a-day email. A lot of times, I just glimpse it over and delete it (they can’t all be winners, right?). Now and then,...

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What are you looking for?

“The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves.”― Pema Chödrön Wow, what a week. You know those weeks that are so chock-full of just about everything that you get to the end gasping and staring around you wildly, scrabbling around for a...

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Thou shalt not and then some.

“I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.” – Robert A. Heinlein Some people are born...

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Going MY Way? And I do mean My Way

"All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth." – Nietzsche We've already established that I love rules. Obviously, right? Being expelled from school would've been a fate worse than...

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Rules, Glorious Rules!

"Integrity has no need of rules." – Albert Camus It's October and apart from it being one of my most favourite months/seasons, it's a new month and therefore, a new topic! I know; you're excited. Me too. Because this month, we're talking about—wait for it—rules! Now,...

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