Open Your Heart

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Have you ever seen a toddler run over to a complete stranger and hug them? It’s quite common actually because a child’s heart is open — it feels the beauty or the pain in others and is too young to sensor these feelings, so, without warning, may feel compelled to embrace a…

The Appetite of the Everglades

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Last weekend we took an airboat tour through the Everglades. The trip was a belated birthday present for my son. I have decided I’d rather give experiences instead of stuff — we have enough stuff. The tour was at Everglades Safari Park which is just one of many places that offer this…

The Whites of Their Eyes

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Above: Photo © David X Young My father was an artist, as as such, felt that his sheer talent should merit him benefits. He took his art very seriously so he was not afraid of hard work as it related to his craft, but the idea of working a “straight” job was…

Food as an Expression of Love

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The 14th was Valentine’s Day, when lovers old and new celebrated their love. Many celebrations included a special meal prepared by one lover for another. As an avid home cook, I subscribe to numerous cooking magazines and each one featured sumptuous recipes to woo with on Valentine’s Day. (I, on the other…

Driving while Blindfolded

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The holidays are happily behind us. It is not that I dislike the holidays. I enjoy them a great deal normally, but they are a frustrating delay when one has just moved and is in need of making money quickly. Everything gets put off until after the holidays — “Let’s just talk…