Category Archives: Beliefs

Halloween: A Time for Reflection


I was surprised one night at Toastmasters to hear a gentleman in our group come to the front of the room during Table Topics and declare that he hated Halloween because, in his words, “It encourages people to be violent”. … Continue reading

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Dysfunctional Family Values (During the Holidays)


photo by ChrisGoldNY via PhotoRee I grew up as part of a family that could be described as dysfunctional. And so, for that reason (and because the holidays always seem to bring bad familial memories to the fore), a couple … Continue reading

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Spirits in the Material World


Life and death has been on my mind lately and I’m not sure exactly why. It could be because a friend told me on Monday night that she believes her house is, or was, haunted. It could be because the … Continue reading

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