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Verily, After Hardship Comes Ease

I am reminded that the "natural progression" in life is not always so natural for many people. I have struggled with this myself many times before. But how do you grieve for a loss that is not yours? Is what you feel empathy? Or is it fear? What words of condolence or encouragement do you… Continue reading Verily, After Hardship Comes Ease

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It’s all about acceptance: Reflections on life and writing

In one week, Cake & Cows will be two years old. I'm not going to make any baby analogies, don't worry. A lot has happened in these two years. I was published for the first time by a site that was not controlled by me... and then again and again... and then stopped writing for… Continue reading It’s all about acceptance: Reflections on life and writing

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“Why her?” A pseudo-philosophical ontology

Two days ago, a young student at the school I work at was fatally struck by a school bus. She was someone from the Muslim community, though I didn't know her and had never seen her before. But I know people who knew the girl and her family. The fact that it happened right in… Continue reading “Why her?” A pseudo-philosophical ontology

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“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”

I am lovingly drinking my morning tea as I type this post... because I finally can! (ETA: I was when I first started writing this post, anyway) I haven't been able to do this for a month (well... there was a week in between where I did, but that's a minor detail we don't need… Continue reading “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”