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Ask an older person you respect to tell you his or her greatest regret.

Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

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On one part of the footpath where a thin trickle of water from a small spri

On one part of the footpath where a thin trickle of water from a small spring kept it damp, I found … a swarm of … small, blue butterflies drinking the water. … I only went that way on sunny days and each time the dense, blue swarm was there, and each tim
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Once I had all the facts in, I found I didn't have the immoral courage to p

Once I had all the facts in, I found I didn't have the immoral courage to pull the caper. So I wrote it as a story. As a teenager, I didn't have any skills for writing as such, so it came out in 1500 words.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Journalism delivers news, but not necessarily relevance.

Journalism delivers news, but not necessarily relevance.
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I'd rather be a pessimist because then I can only be pleasantly surprised.

I'd rather be a pessimist because then I can only be pleasantly surprised.
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Everyone's life, not matter how unremarkable, has a singular tragic encount

Everyone's life, not matter how unremarkable, has a singular tragic encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. That moment is the catalyst - the first step in the equation. But knowing the first step will get you nowhere - it's what
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I'm active in PAX, which is a gun awareness organization. We treat gun safe

I'm active in PAX, which is a gun awareness organization. We treat gun safety as a public health issue.
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A condensed Shakespeare with all of the dull parts removed, leaving only th

A condensed Shakespeare with all of the dull parts removed, leaving only the great moments of drama: ghosts, and bloodied daggers, and dying kings.
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Faith is a really important part of my life and inspires me in all facets o

Faith is a really important part of my life and inspires me in all facets of my life, including my songwriting and my singing.
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The leaving happened slowly, gradually, as these things do, and before we k

The leaving happened slowly, gradually, as these things do, and before we knew it, we were lost to each other, as if a magician had whisked a cloth off the table, leaving the dishes there, jolted. And when we looked back it was all a blur, time on fast fo
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Hearing those words, I instinctively turn to my new keeper, regretting it,

Hearing those words, I instinctively turn to my new keeper, regretting it, because for only the third time in my entire existence, tears are streaming down my cheeks.
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I'm inspired by the people I meet in my travels--hearing their stories, see

I'm inspired by the people I meet in my travels--hearing their stories, seeing the hardships they overcome, their fundamental optimism and decency. I'm inspired by the love people have for their children. And I'm inspired by my own children, how full they
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

It’s the ‘everyday’ experiences we encounter along the journey to who we wa

It’s the ‘everyday’ experiences we encounter along the journey to who we wanna be that will define who we are when we get there.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago