The Last Letter

The Last Letter

“Dear folks, Well you can just call me lucky, for at about 2:30 today I became a United States Marine.” The box is full of letters from a Marine to his family waiting at home in the early 1950’s. All these years later, the handwritten letters are treasured more than any store-bought item sent from abroad could […]

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To Put Aside those Thoughts

“The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations   The lights go off and the thoughts come on. Where moments earlier the body was tired and the eyes were heavy, there is suddenly new life and sometimes anxiety in the form of unwelcome thoughts.  What is it that keeps […]

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Using a Filter for More than Coffee

“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.” ― Emily Post The conversation was louder than the library normally would encourage. Her lack of concern for those trying to study was not surprising, though, as she was seldom […]

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