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What Constitutes A Life Of Value?

A few days ago I read an article about a 911 dispatcher in San Francisco who uses all her spare change to buy hats and gloves from secondhand stores. When she finishes her shift at midnight, she drives around the Tenderloin district and hands out the hats and gloves to the homeless. Today…

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What We All Want In Life Is A Shot

Occasionally I write about my desire for a kinder, gentler world; one where unconditional love and acceptance is the norm rather than the exception. On a daily basis, I try to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem. Something as simple as a smile can change a stranger’s day….

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Too Much Time On My Hands?

My Dad says I have too much time on my hands. I regularly send him emails with links to interesting articles found on the Internet. My latest email contained a link to TED.com, an acronym for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. TED started out as an effort to bring together people from those three…

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do

In 2002, five million of the 13 million residents of Malawi, a predominantly rural African country the size of Pennsylvania, were starving. Over the past 20 years, the World Bank and a number of rich countries that Malawi depends upon for aid (including the U.S.), pressured this tiny landlocked country to eliminate fertilizer…

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Randy Pausch On How To Live Life

Bob Dylan’s song, Blowin’ In The Wind, asked the question How many times must a man look up before he can see the sky? I have looked up and seen the sky in its million different moods. I have seen it without a wisp of a cloud to mar its pure cerulean blue….

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What Kind Of A World Would It Be

…if we lived in the moment rather than regretting the past or worrying about the future? …if we took time to help one another? …if we didn’t live in fear? …if we cared about people? …if we smiled more? I’ve been thinking a lot about this today, which is strange in itself because…

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