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Eight People I Would Like to Have Lunch With

Over the past several months, I’ve reflected on some of the people, currently alive, who have greatly influenced my life (outside of family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers). I’m talking about people, I don’t know, but I’ve invited into my life

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The Elusive “Life Purpose” and What To Do About It.

Annie Dillard wrote the most concise summary of Time Management I’ve seen: “A schedule defends from chaos and whim.” This remarkable, pithy, seven-word sentence constructs a framework for nearly all time management. The “schedule defends” against two common enemies of the

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Castles in the Air

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Book Four Teresa of Avila’s accomplishments are impressive. She was a great theologian, a reformer in the church, and a prolific author which included writing one of the classic books of Christianity. About

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Why We’re Unhappy

[Our] Lord sometimes gives the soul feelings of jubilation and a strange prayer it doesn’t understand. (Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Six) These people aren’t drunk as some of you suspect. They haven’t had time to get drunk—it’s only nine

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It’s Pink Outside

Reflections on Writing: Part One March 28, 2015 marks the fifth centenary of Teresa of Avila’s birth. It also marks two years of blogging for me. This is my first serious attempt at writing. I had thought about writing for

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