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  • Happy are the Happy
    Review of 'Happy are the Happy' an intellectual view on love
    Love is a complicated and organic thing. It’s constantly changing as you grow and realize you want and need different things. Yasmina Reza addressed the fluidity of love in her new book Happy are the Happy, which was translated from its...
  • Engaged despite myself
    Beware the dangers of spontaneous outbursts of 'personality'
    As we have discussed in previous articles, I have (many) quirks that could either be deemed charming or bizarre. My family and close friends are WELL aware of this. This is generally fine with me, until I find myself in situations in which I might...
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    African ambassador calls for 'peace, love, and understanding' in D.C. speech
    Recalling the Nick Lowe song from the 1970s, “What's so funny about peace, love, and understanding?,” the Gabonese Ambassador to the United States argued in a recent speech that peace, love, and understanding are necessary...
  • Show some love!
    Show some love!
    Yesterday was National Pet day and pets are part of the family, yet they are still often left out of the February love festivities. While cards and candy won’t exactly cut it, there are some easy and fun things owners can do to show their...
  • Flow
    Fear, Function, Flow - Remembering you are love
    For many years fear has paralyzed me at times… fears of all kinds, primarily I would be in a new big city after making a bold move and I would just be paralyzed with fear that I wouldn’t make it that I would wind up “failing...
  • Boomerang by Noelle August
    Review of 'Boomerang' by Noelle August, a sweet and fun romance
    Noelle August launched her Boomerang trilogy with Boomerang, which was published by William Morrow. The epitome of a fun summer read, this book is hot, funny and will leave you excited for the next book!Mia Galliano is smart, creative, attractive...
  • Soul mates and love at first sight: Fact or fantasy?
    Soul mates and love at first sight: Fact or fantasy?
    It is said that "love is our search for our alter ago, that part of us that will make us whole again." The great philosopher Plato held the view that, when our souls descended from heaven to earth, they were divided, so when meeting your...
  • Workers
    Why do you work?
    That is a very good question. Considering Springfield, Missouri, why do most people get up every morning and go to a job?Is it to say that they have done a good days work or is it for the money? Is the motivation a job well done that one can take...
  • Robin Antalek
    Review of 'The Grown Ups' by Robin Antalek, enlightening look at getting older
    Can you remember your childhood friends? The ones that lived in the same neighborhood where everyone knew everyone. What if, even when everyone moved away, you stayed friends? What if the person you were going to marry was in that group? Can you...
  • Sin and consequences
    Christians: One hundred Biblical warnings about ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
    It seems that people all across the globe have been talking about the new sex crazed movie based on the book by the same name.It has been all the buzz on talk shows, and it is reported that in Europe, the revenue received on day one was over...
  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass’s two great loves
    The daughter of Mary and Bambarra Murray, Anna Murray was the first in her family to be born as a free black in rural Maryland. Bambarra and Mary had previously been enslaved, as were their first seven children. Shortly before her birth, Anna...
  • Minimalism and Fat Tuesday what I learned by losing it all
    Minimalism and Fat Tuesday what I learned by losing it all
    “You are not an asshole.” Being born in the USA has never been about minimalism. It is a privilege not everyone on the planet has happen to them. But when you are lucky enough to lose it all, everything you thought you were entitled to...
  • Valentines Day hurts relationships, love day is unromantic commercial farce
    Valentines Day hurts relationships, love day is unromantic commercial farce
    Well we survived another bout of VD. No, not venereal disease (youngsters, that's oldster for STD). I mean Valentine's Day. But come to think of it, Valentine's Day is kind like a virus. It infects people with unhealthy ideas about...
  • Centenarian shares secrets to longevity
    Raw eggs and staying single can lead to a longer lifespan
    It's time to either file for divorce or break up with that succubus you've been dating, because apparently your partner could be takingdecadesoff your lifespan! Don't forget to eat three raw eggs a day, because that's gonna help...
  • The Zimzum of Love, Rob and Kristen Bell on Oprah's Master Class
    The Zimzum of Love, Rob and Kristen Bell on Oprah’s Master Class
    This idea of making someone bigger in your life. When you are married. When you are married you are creating space in your life for this other person. In every life experience there is an energy created, we create an energy field. Every marriage...