Category Archives: should-free life

Buying a Ticket for Something I Don’t Want to Attend

I WENT AGAINST MY GUT FEELING and bought a ticket for a gathering I don’t want to attend. I did it completely out of a sense of “should,” violating my own policy: Either choose to do a thing or choose … Continue reading

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“Your Mother was an Excellent Role Model”

“YOUR MOTHER was an excellent role model!” my friend says. I’ve never heard those words before. And now our conversation comes to a grinding halt. She sees my face, my confused look. “Well, think about it,” she says. I am. … Continue reading

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Fear Doesn’t Keep Me Down for Long

* * * As always, I came back around to thinking of this verse, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” * and I composed a short letter … Continue reading

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