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Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.

— Winston Churchill

Wondering on Wednesday: Teaching Children to Embrace Differences

I wonder if our propensity for conformity feeds a culture of bullying. I don’t know anyone that thinks childhood bullying is acceptable, but I wonder if our adult choices in friendships provide a spotlight for homogeneous circles, and teaches our children that although it’s easy to discuss diversity, the practice of accepting differences is much [...]

THAT Friend

Do you have a friend who’s THAT friend; the friend you can sit and talk with for hours, and hours and hours. The one who knew you before you had wrinkles. The one you want your child to think of as family. The one who knows all your history so you never have to explain [...]