Happiness Is in the Eye of the Beholder
Nov 29, 2022

Happiness flows from the soul. There's no better example than Mr. Husby. He called me about 24 hours ago to tell me about his adventures with K.T., who was off his meds when Mr. Husby took him to the DMV…

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Theo And the Beautiful Land
Nov 29, 2022

"There is a beautiful land where all your dreams come true; It's all tied up in a rainbow all shiny and new. But it's not easy to find no matter what you do. It's not on top of a mountain,…

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Choices we can make
Nov 29, 2022

Abraham Lincoln is credited with saying that most people are about as happy as they decide to be. Yet he himself terrible suffered bouts of melancholia. So the question is how to reconcile these two apparently contradictory facts. This great…

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The happy see only happiness
Nov 29, 2022

I see it there, between the "Jen and Brian forever" and the "Suck my vagina": the happy see only happiness, the sad see only sadness. An ode to my own flaws. Happiness seeped away from me in my early teens,…

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The happy see only happiness
Nov 29, 2022

I have been in awe of my mother for years. She sees Everything in her life is wonderful. She findshappiness everywhere. Every meal is the best she’s ever had. Every event is the most fun she’s ever been involved in.…

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This is your house
Nov 29, 2022

I moved to this house 15 years ago. The original idea was to help my daughter and her husband with a new baby, to combine our resources for a house that was nicer than the ones they could afford alone.…

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Not Every House is a Home
Nov 29, 2022

It’s almost a strange desperation, sigil of my helpless thrall to wanting to understand everything, which in itself, is a misunderstanding. A given that full understanding is a non-possibility of all knowledge. Yet the craving persists. I want to go…

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The Happy See Only Happiness
Nov 29, 2022

Late yesterday afternoon, I became super excited when I strolled into the woods on this rainy late afternoon and made it to my favorite tree. luckily I wore my rain jacket and waterproof shoes with my special insoles because it…

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omen
Nov 29, 2022

“Hi Dad,” she said, putting her school bag down on the table. He didn’t hear her over the din of the TV, and she was glad for that. She saw on the table, that her dad had been working on…

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Possession
Nov 29, 2022

When I was a kid, my mother’s mother lived with us. She stayed in bed every day, all day, watching TV. She never lifted a finger around the house, and hardly ever spoke. I asked my mother why Grandma was…

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Temporary Room
Nov 28, 2022

This is your house. At least for now, at the moment. The place you take me to, the space you call “home.” You know in a month or three or six, when something better or closer to work or school…

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House and Home
Nov 28, 2022

House is just a place to live. Somewhere to lie down and sleep, cook a meal, and stay warm. What matters is whether you can make it a home. I've moved so many times in life, particularly when I was…

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