A Gift To Remember

A Gift To Remember

It’s that time of year again, when the holidays make their annual appearance and usher in the spirit of cheer. Relatives become less distant as they take time to reunite with family members inside homes blanketed with the aroma of cinnamon to celebrate what has been dubbed the season of giving. Children keep their eyes […]

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A Thankful Heart

A Thankful Heart

For far too long now, our culture has been in an ongoing relationship with pessimism. Recently, I conducted an experiment which consisted of asking a few acquaintances to tell me anything good that was currently going on in their lives. Most of them hesitated, visibly struggling to produce a sufficient answer to my inquiry. But […]

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Colorblind Word

Colorblind Word

Though many strides have been made to make the world a more inclusive place, it still remains considerably divisive. In our country, the issues of race continue to produce sensitive debate, often turning people who would otherwise be friends, into stark enemies. When you search through the annals of history, however, it becomes clear that […]

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The Moral Code

The Moral Code

It is a well-known fact that if you hammer away at an object long enough, it will eventually cave in. Force causes compromise when applied repeatedly. This truth is not only evident in the fundamental laws of physics, but it is also clearly visible in our society today. There was a time, not so long […]

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Training Wills

Training Wills

A wise man once told me that “everything in life needs to be trained.” As I’ve matured, it has become evident that his words were cloaked in wisdom. Just like children, adults need to be trained as well. That’s right, men and women should be trained. Now before you jump on my back, let me […]

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The Blame Game

The Blame Game

Whenever calamity strikes, it is a common practice for people to search for a scapegoat, somebody to pin the blame on. No matter the situation, someone is usually singled out as the responsible party. It appears that by identifying a culprit in every tragedy, we are rewarded with a sense of comfort on some emotional […]

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Know Your Identity

Know Your Identity

Who do you think you are? Normally when such a question is posed, it is done so under a rhetorical pretense and in a sarcastic tone. So, it’s usually viewed as a disrespectful jab and therefore rarely ever answered. But, it is important to note that identity affiliation is often times linked to personal confidence, […]

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Blind Spots

Blind Spots

I recently read that the majority of all car accidents occur because at least one of the drivers involved fails to pay attention to their surroundings. While it is easy to avoid the objects that appear right in front of us or in our side and rearview mirrors, it can be extremely difficult to detect […]

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