Tag: sadness

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One of my favorite sporting events of the year–the men’s NCAA basketball tournament–will be played only with essential personnel and some family members in attendance. This decision also effects the women’s tournament, although that has yet to achieve the iconic status of the men’s tournament. I suppose the games will still be the games, but […]

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Quote of the Day: Choosing

 

“When you wake up each morning, you can choose to be happy or choose to be sad. Unless some terrible catastrophe has occurred the night before, it is pretty much up to you. Tomorrow morning, when the sun shines through your window, choose to make it a happy day.” – Lynda Resnick

For me, the best thing about 2018 is that it is almost over. If I have had a worse year, I cannot recall it. My wife died, my father died, and my father-in-law (a man I have respected for nearly 50 years) will likely die before the year is out. I had to go to the emergency room in the middle of the night because of difficulties breathing. I have had money and job challenges.

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Today it has never been clearer to me that at least where facebook is concerned, I’m living in one of those “bubbles” we’ve been hearing about.  My one or two friends who will share the occasional bit of news with a conservative slant have been laying low, and even silly personal posts today have been […]

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In previous chess challenges by Saint Augustine, there have been people who had some interest in chess, but for whatever reason (didn’t want to pick a side, didn’t feel confident committing to moves in a group game, thought it might be life-consuming and soul-destroying, etc.) didn’t join in the fun. For you, J.D. Fitzpatrick and […]

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By “bug” I’m referring to an attention-grabbing graphic design element.  Also important to this post is the fact that I’m not black.  Very white in fact.  This will be relevant.  In my freshman year of college, one of my jobs was secretary of the Student Senate.  Naturally, between the head of the lunch program giving […]

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Minnesota recently switched from an open caucus to an open primary, which I thought was lunacy. I immediately shot off an email to my brother (who works for state government as a legislative liason) blaming him for the whole thing, and also implicating salty Hillary supporters (Bernie won big here). I got a chance to talk with […]

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