Seeing Beyond the Lens

We interpret the world through the lens of our own life experience. This is a good thing, because it means that we learn from what we’ve lived and use that information to understand what’s happening and make increasingly wise decisions. It’s also a bad thing, because it means we assume …

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The Racist

I hate ‘they’ I hate ‘them’ I hate ‘you people’ When will we say ‘humans’ When will we say ‘family’   I hate black I hate white I hate yellow When will we say ‘our blood is red’ When will we say ‘our bile is green’   I am racist …

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Goddess on Holiday

“Name, please.” “Diana Moon.” The receptionist raised her Egyptian-blue shaded lids to reveal dilated pupils that took in the bow-shaped protrusion from beneath the patron’s cloak, the moon tattoo on her wrist, and the slender greyhound panting at her feet. The lids narrowed. “Right,” said the receptionist. “You did not …

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It’s All in the Nose

I recently read that out of 7,000 people aged 16 to 30, about 50% would rather lose their sense of smell than access to technology like laptops and cell phones. So, while you are blissfully unaware of your house burning down around you because you can’t smell the smoke, at …

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