Category: Thoughts

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Airbrushed vacations

Airbrushed vacations In recent weeks I’ve read, heard and watched many people talk about choosing what we wish to put out there on social media.  Many times we wish to share a beautiful moment,...

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A bystander’s perspective

There are times where writing about something is just too difficult.  Writing it from someone else’s perspective can really help express what is otherwise too close and painful.   My name is Mike and...

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Cereal in a mug type of morning

I lied.   Thursdays are not the only crazy mornings.  Most mornings are and I have a serious case of denial.  This morning was an average morning.  Woke up at 5:30 and started meditating at...

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My anti-black movement

Growing up in apartheid South Africa I remember tracing my fingers along the metallic sign on park benches.  I traced the words “Nie Blanke”- No blacks.  At age 5 I vividly remember wondering the...

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The robin’s egg

Today I stepped out of my car and to my delight I found a complete cyan colored Robin’s egg.   I pointed it out to my 3 year old hoping it would inspire him about...

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First day of spring

  Ahh,  the first day of spring.  It has so many meanings for me. For one it is my anniversary,  a day I chose in the solar year to celebrate the building of a...

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Pancakes with debri

This morning was a pancake morning. Kid 2 requested them and I wanted to go out of my way for him. I’m so proficient at pancake making (we make it from scratch at least...