Monthly Archives: August 2016

Shades of Happiness

This week I have lived in shadows… In the shadows I remember the homeless man with one hand open and outstretched, and the other tightly grasping the neck of a brown paper bag. In the shadows I remember the formation … Continue reading

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Distilling Happiness

This past week I was told, “You are inconsequential.” This declaration was followed by further confirmative action, and though initially I was angry, it disturbed me. It created a nagging discomfiture. I believe it did so because each one of … Continue reading

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Happy Puffiness

Once upon a time. Not so long ago. In a land. Not so far away… There were sick people. People who were sick, (sometimes but not always), (and to some degree but not completely), due to circumstance beyond their control. … Continue reading

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Crossing Happpiness

TO THE POLITE, WELL-SPOKEN GENTLEMAN DRIVING THE BOX TRUCK ON TUESDAY, WHO IS NOW SEEKING ME OUT TO ISSUE A FORMAL APOLOGY: Hello again, It was nice to meet you on Tuesday when our verbal paths collided and our physical … Continue reading

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Heightened Happiness

In April 2015 I wrote A MANIFESTO ON HAPPINESS. This week I wrote ANOTHER MANIFESTO ON HAPPINESS. Drawing from these two personal declarations, I struggle mightily with tolerance for quiescence and duplicity. I have considerable difficulty understanding how any one … Continue reading

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