Wake Up and Live

Dear Friend, They say you can’t die in a dream, but I can, and when I woke up this morning, I was definitely dying. It started out harmless enough, like a lot of other dreams, where I’m acting out a part. I was playing the role of a father – odd and badly cast –…

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The Magical Art of Being a Grown-Up

Dear Friend, When I was little, I used to think there was some magical day when you opened your eyes and suddenly knew how to answer questions, how to make things work out, and the answer to life’s most difficult quandaries. Seriously, I did. And that day you sat up in bed and went, “Wow!…

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The Beauty of a Shattered Plan

Our lives are like roses. Our petals unfurl, open, and sometimes drop away one by one. That’s what my life felt like last year. This year it feels like a tornado passed through, scattering my petals and strewning them in all directions. I’ve got nothing together. There’s a petal here, another retrived there. I gather…

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