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  • Wisdom from Rilke
    “If your daily life seems poor do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.” Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet, Norton, 1954.
  • Working to our strengths
    I’ve returned to work this year with a small resolution in mind. Not small in the sense of being insignificant. More in the sense that my life is small, not grand, and any resolutions to do with its living will be, by necessity, humble. The resolution is this: I want to work as much as […]
  • Taller than me
    He’s taller than me. I said it couldn’t happen, but it did and he is. He’s my son and I look up to him. Before having children, I imagined having children. In particular, I pictured my role in raising a son and the impact I’d have upon his life. My responsibility was to shape his mind, […]
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