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I call it the Goldilocks effect: We can't get enough of each other if we can have each other at a digital distance—not too close, not too far, just right. But human relationships are rich, messy, and demanding. When we clean them up with technology, we move from conversation to the efficiency of mere connection. I fear we forget the difference.

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fingers of wind combed the lake into ridges—icy palm prints glistened where

fingers of wind combed the lake into ridges—icy palm prints glistened wherever it rested
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My present crush is crushing my past crush...Can I summarize "Crush Crushin

My present crush is crushing my past crush...Can I summarize "Crush Crushing & now Crushed
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You always hear that tragedies put sports in perspective, that they prove w

You always hear that tragedies put sports in perspective, that they prove we shouldn't care this much about the successes and failures of a bunch of wealthy strangers. I'm going the other way - sometimes, sports put everything else in perspective.
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A lady is as young as the gentleman she feels," said Roy and cackled happil

A lady is as young as the gentleman she feels," said Roy and cackled happily.
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The past will disappear if we forget we existed".

The past will disappear if we forget we existed".
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It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live

It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.
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I contemplated man's little spark, what it should be valued before God alon

I contemplated man's little spark, what it should be valued before God alongside of this great work of heaven and earth.
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I wonder how much of the day I spend just callin' after you.

I wonder how much of the day I spend just callin' after you.
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I may stay here in this town another day or I may go on to another town. No

I may stay here in this town another day or I may go on to another town. No one knows where I am. I am taking this bath in life, as you see, and when I have had enough of it I shall go home feeling refreshed.
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Your aspirations are deeply influenced by your inspirations. Don't produce

Your aspirations are deeply influenced by your inspirations. Don't produce bad situations due to a lack of creative ambitions.
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If there's nothing to learn because we know it all, what's the challenge? W

If there's nothing to learn because we know it all, what's the challenge? Why would the effort matter? What would be the point? - Odd Thomas
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