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Keeping a Journal or Diary

A Life of One’s Own: Part FiveI’ve been writing a series of essays based on Marion Milner’s book A Life of One’s Own1. Milner was a British Psychoanalyst. She lived from February 1, 1900 to May 29, 1998. When Milner was

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What Do I Want?

“ANY CULTURE TELLS YOU HOW TO LIVE your one and only life: to wit, as everyone else does.”  — Annie Dillard1 “What Do I Want?” is not a conversation I could have had with myself as a child or even for

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Learning About Education From John Quincy Adams (and His Parents)

Here are a few valuable tips on education from the diaries of John Quincy Adams.1 Writing and LanguageAdams was born on July 11, 1767. If we do the math, we can see he begins his diary when he was 12

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