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But, other than THAT, I really had a nice time. (Part 2)

(expanded the original!)

Tomorrow, someone will ask me about the recent trip I took to visit my sister and her six-month-old twin boys in Houston, and I will say, “Oh my god, what a nightmare,” and I will proceed to explain in excruciating and somewhat exaggerated detail how I was forced to check my carry-on bag on the first leg of the flight, thus losing critical access to a sweater and a pair of old sneakers, (albeit briefly) and how the airline then lost my luggage (also briefly) upon arrival. 1,123 more words


Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

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The prejudice against pride.

Pride.. a trait usually seen a with negative sheen. Humility, always better. Here’s a different way to look at pride as a simple and powerful emotion. 321 more words


Monday meditation

Happy Labor Day, workers of the world! Are you enjoying a well-deserved respite from the 9-5 grind? Unfortunately, Bacillus subtilis can’t read calendars: my bacteria are blissfully unaware that today is a federal holiday, which means that this plucky proletarian PhD candidate is spending Labor Day laboring. 1,154 more words


Step Out of the Dark

Blue sky

Sunny day

Why on earth

Dreariness envelopes

Puncture that

and step out

Step out of the dreary

and into the light

Looks like nothing can stop you

Only you

Poetry Of Sorts

Vacation Theology

It’s gone muggy again for now, but the air earlier this week was cool and clear, with the whisper of autumn floating on the wind. A few leaves at the tips of the excitable, anxious maples are starting to hint at shades of red and gold. 861 more words


The Yellow Shirt

This is how she told it:

The yellow shirt had long sleeves, four extra-large pockets trimmed in black thread and snaps up the front. It was faded from years of wear, but still in decent shape. 899 more words