Tag: kind

  • The Welcomed Stranger

    The Welcomed Stranger

    It's a corner house on a street within walking distance of the university. Lush greenery cozies up next to the house: white oak hydrangeas, rhododendrons. There's a breezeway between the garage and the main house, a hidden oasis of french doors which leads to a[..]
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  • So You Want to be Admired

    So You Want to be Admired

    I asked my friends why they thought Michelle Obama was selected as the Most Admired Woman in America. They listed for me all the reasons they admired her: She's nice She's classy She's kind She's smart She's compassionate She's authentic She loves her family She's[..]
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  • Don’t Call It Dementia

    Don’t Call It Dementia

      When I showed up at pre-school yesterday afternoon, the Bean dropped his toys and literally ran across the room and jumped into my arms. He had not been expecting me. The run was his exclamation of delight. Don't you wish everyone would greet us[..]
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  • The Kindness We Seek

    The Kindness We Seek

      While watching an interview the other day, I happened upon this moment when the host made a reference to the interviewer's looks. The guest was a man, so I guess the female host felt it was okay to mock a man's looks in a[..]
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  • Murfreesboro: Making Racists Unwelcome

    Murfreesboro: Making Racists Unwelcome

      I was in Murfreesboro just a week or so ago. I have been making regular trips there for decades now. I remember when the town was a quaint Tennessee community with a couple of red lights and a town square. I've been returning to[..]
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  • Words to Live a Happy Life By

    Words to Live a Happy Life By

    Remember Bean: Kind heart. Kind thoughts. Kind words. Those were some of the last words our daughter spoke to her two-year old son before heading off on a week-long vacation and entrusting the care of her son to the grands. It's no easy thing leaving a[..]
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  • Survival Tips from Ms. Bossy

    Survival Tips from Ms. Bossy

    Listen here, I don't like Trump any more than the majority of Americans. Fact: He was only elected by 25 percent of American voters.  Anyone trying to convince you otherwise is telling a lie.  But there are a few things that need to be addressed[..]
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  • Intentional Acts of Kindness

    Intentional Acts of Kindness

      My girlfriend and I were talking about things, you know the way you do when you get together with a friend you haven't visited with for awhile. We were catching up on all the family and friends goings on. Our family had a new[..]
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  • Uncivil Discourse

    Uncivil Discourse

    Before I begin this discussion, let me just say, I have been guilty of this very thing.  There have been times when I have gotten all in a huff over something somebody said, some opinion they've expressed, some thought they had, some issue they were[..]
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