Category Archives: Acceptance

All We Can Do Is Go Around Telling The Truth

Literary biographer Virginia Spencer Carr died today. She’s author of one of my favorite biographies, The Lonely Hunter, about Carson McCullers, who was one of my favorite writers. Carr’s book about McCullers was so compassionate and empathetic that McCullers’ widowed … Continue reading

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Anything Worth Doing Is Worth Doing Badly

Anything worth doing is worth doing badly. So much of my day is spent berating myself for not doing things better or faster. For example, the other morning as I was running in the fields by my house, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Are You Your Own Best Cheerleader?

Are you your own best cheerleader? There are some mornings when I really dread getting up, getting dressed, getting out of the house. Then I have to give myself a rah-rah-rah just to keep going. One of the most important … Continue reading

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What Can You Do When Someone You Love is Down in the Dumps?

What do you do when the person you love is down in the dumps? It’s hard to see someone you love so depressed. My friend Mike wrote me that when his wife is miserable, she wears her shoulders for earrings. … Continue reading

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I Love Ya, But Having Said That…

Today’s topic is how we can love the people we don’t necessarily like. Or how come we don’t like the people we are supposed to love… I was talking about that with my friend Ellie who has a tough time … Continue reading

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