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02
2013

What I’m reading: February 14, 2013

One of the most insidiously self-sabotaging questions is, “Why can’t I meet the right man [or woman]?” It implies that there is someone out there, maybe in Mongolia or someplace, and if only you knew where he or she was, then you could pop over on the next flight. But since metaphy...

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02
2013

A reminder to love

We love each other because he loved us first. — 1 John 4:19 Oh, Valentine’s Day — the day that marketers and corporations around North America tell us that it’s necessary to spend $20 billion on heart-emblazoned cards and heart-shaped chocolates. Regardless of your sentiments about this...

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02
2013

Lent: 40 Things to Add, Not Give Up

Tomorrow, February 13th, marks the start of Lent. Many people of the Christian faith devote this time to 40 days of prayer, self-denial and penance — 40 days of repenting and giving up a selected sin or bad habit. It is kind of like your second chance to fulfill your New Year’s resolution....

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2012

What I’m reading: December 17, 2012

“How hard it is to live with yourself! One of the ways in which the ego attempts to escape the unsatisfactoriness of personal selfhood is to enlarge and strengthen its sense of self by identifying with a group — a nation, political party, corporation, institution, sect, club, gang, football te...