Quotes: Wholeness

“A man is whole only when he takes into account his shadow.”

– Djuna Barnes

This quote, at first seems like some sort of abstract poetry. Maybe it is. But it does hold some amount of truth. Your shadow is not you, but it is caused by you. By extension, it is part of you. But to me, this quote is not really about your actual shadow.

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An Apology to Myself and Anyone Who is Still Listening

It’s been a while since I last posted.

About 10 months, or 312 days, or 7,488 hours… I could keep going, but I won’t.

Truthfully, I am sorry. I want to apologize to the people who follow my blog and expect more regular posts from me. I want to apologize to anyone who was waiting for another photo challenge, or ATLT post. And I want to apologize to anyone who was hoping that I might reappear for my annual July Daily Blogging. But most of all, I want to apologize to myself.

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Letter of Recommendation

If you have ever applied to a college, or graduate school, you may have had to get one of these things; a letter from a teacher or employer, explaining who you are, or telling the school why they should accept you. To me, this entire process is useless.

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Get Out of the Left Lane!

This is for anyone who drives, or who may drive in the future. It’s not specific to frequent or infrequent drivers. If you drive at all, this is for you. The only exclusions are people who do not live in America, and will never drive in America.

Let’s talk about the rules of the road. There are laws, which vary by state, but as you’re expected to know those before you get your license, I’ll skip most of them. The most important ones are: red means stop and green means go, we drive on the right, and never cross a double yellow line. While those are important, I would like to talk to you about highway lanes.

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Daily Blogging Conclusions

So I’ve posted a blog a day for the last 30 days. This is number 31. Tomorrow I will not post anything. In fact, I might not post for a week. I don’t really know when I will be back. Daily blogging is difficult, and this will be a bittersweet relief.

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Bathrooms: Your Argument is Invalid

The bathroom argument, though not covered as much in the media, is still going strong. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, the question is whether or not transgender individuals should be allowed to use whichever (public) bathroom they identify with. There are meany arguments for and against, but some don’t make any sense.

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Dear Voters

I know a lot of Bernie supporters are upset/disappointed/angry about the way that things have turned out. I know Bernie himself doesn’t support the “Bernie or Bust” movement. It’s stressful. But let me share some advice with you.

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Blood and Refugee Crisis

As many people know, there is a refugee crisis right now. Lots of refugees that no one wants to help. You may also know that the Red Cross has asked for blood donations, as their blood supply is critically low. Though you may not think so, these two crises have something in common.

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Stress of the Wealthy

What do wealthy people actually stress about? They seem to have everything, so why should they stress?

It’s important to remember not to view the wealthy, whether it’s the 1% or just someone who has more than you, as other. They are not other. They are still people, just like you and me, with feelings, and ambitions. Even though many people find it hard to relate to them, they are still people, just like us.

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The Broken Clock

I’d like to think about the phrase The broken clock is right twice a day. We all know that the hands of a broken clock stay just where they were when the battery died, or whatever happened that caused it to stop working. But at that time, every day, the clock is right again. Does it stop being broken for that minute?

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