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Do As I Say

We humans pretty much suck at spotting our own hypocrisy.  When we only talk the talk and fail to walk the walk, we’re often able to simply justify the dissonance for ourselves and keep going.  Many spiritual paths and religions have this mechanism built in.  There’s a “nobody’s perfect, we all are working towards redemption” […]

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Most Problems Can’t Be Solved in the Dark

I declared bankruptcy when I was 28 years old. It had been a long time coming, to be honest.  Like most private catastrophes, it was the product of a long line of poor decisions and even worse reactions to the consequences of those decisions.  When things started to go wrong, I doubled down instead of […]