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let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished. {mary oliver: "messenger"}

Category: pet peeves

Dear Tristan: on respect (and why it has nothing to do with age or position)

Dear Tristan, A few times in these letters I’ve referenced the basic human needs we all share. One of those needs is respect. A lot of people feel like they “deserve” the respect of others – they say because they’ve lived a certain number of years, or because they hold a position of authority, or […]

about opinions (and one of mine)

My dear friend Kelly recently decided to post one real opinion per week on her blog. I was intrigued; it seems it has been a long time since I’ve freely shared my own opinions. Over the last few years I have grown more and more introverted when it comes to opinion-sharing. When I delve into […]