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Weekly Reflection: 12/15/2018

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Well, seems like just yesterday I was commenting on the speed of 2018’s passing…and here we are, with our last reflection of the year. Frankly, the timing could not be more poignant. I’ll explain.   The Week in Brief “Mind Your Desires”  This week I had a revelation: My deepest desire has been misaligned; therefore, my satisfaction, contentment, and overall peace and joy was at a deficit, by default, regardless of what I did or what I achieved. All year, I have been aiming most for things that were “good” but not...

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Weekly Reflection: 12/8/2018

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Weekly Reflection: 12/8/2018

The Christmas season has been hard this year. If you’ve been following the blog, you know I have had plenty to juggle. And I am fairly protective about specifics here, so you can assume there’s plenty beneath the surface also. So, that being said, I had a bit of a breakthrough during therapy on Tuesday, and it’s driven my attitude during the week. Let’s get to it.   The Week in Brief “RESOLVE + HOPE = ZEAL”  I enjoy therapy. Most of the time, my therapist simply allows me to speak all the noise happening in my head...

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Weekly Reflection: 12/1/2018

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Dream. Consider. Refine. Repeat. I am getting ahead of myself. I’ll revisit the above in my debrief. But first: We have entered December 2018. Remember those other times (here, here, and here, at least) I wrote about how fast the year has felt. Well, it’s going to be finished in no time. Almost seems unjust how fast time passes as an adult. I have so much I want to do, but time may not allow, but then again, I can always hope. That about sums up the week.   The Week in Brief “WAGE WAR on Despair. FIGHT for your hope. ”  You will...

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Weekly Reflection: 11/24/2018

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This week’s reflection is brought to you by the Thanksgiving-to-Christmas Holiday Corridor in the United States, an annual cultural tradition toward which we look all year, only to be exhausted and frustrated once it arrive. ‘Merica, y’all ; giddy up. On that note, here’s a reflection on the week!   The Week in Brief “Life Gets Busier Than You Planned. Embrace the Good. ”  In less than a month, my wife, son, and I leave for vacation in Europe with her family. The game plan has been in place for 10 months, and we...

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Weekly Reflection : 11/17/2018

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Another Reflection actually getting posted on a Saturday. It’s been over a month since I committed to get these done on Saturdays, and I think I may actually make it happen each week until the hiatus in December! For all the things going amiss in life at present, it’s nice to be hitting one target. Which brings us to the main thought of this week: The Week in Brief “Living in Sin.”  Some define “sin” as “missing the mark”. The accepted Etymology supports this. I thought a fair amount about this definition...

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Weekly Reflection: 11/10/2018

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Weekly Reflection: 11/10/2018

This week’s reflection is essentially about endurance, about living, surviving, and thriving if and where you can. This feel’s like an appropriate attitude as we head toward the busiest time of year. The so-called “holiday rush” of culture here in the United States is a tragic one. In a season of Thanks, Peace, and Goodwill toward men, we find ourselves wanting more, frantically rushing, and becoming less patient. It’s the way our culture operates from now until the first week of the next year. For that reason...

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Weekly Reflection: 11/03/2018

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  Well, we’re now in November. November 2018. It’s unbelievable. Where did this year go? It was swallowed in days so busy that I almost feel I missed it. That has a great deal to do with how I am feeling this week. That, and the fact I was up until 2 AM doing work for eBay. Despite the exhaustion, my goal remains: get these updates posted each Saturday. I did it last week, and the week before it.  1). The Week in Brief “DAILY BREAD.” Brass tacks: This past week I’ve simply been exhausted. This holiday season will be the most...

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Weekly Reflection : 10/27/2018

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Two weeks, ago, I said that I would be getting my debriefs posted on Saturdays until I go on hiatus, from December 21 until January 15, 2019. Last week, I made it happen; here’s to two-week-streak of meeting the goal!!! And here’s to another week of living. 1). The Week in Brief “The Mountain Before Me.”  When talking to my therapist this past Tuesday, I told him that I felt as if I am completely out of the pit of the last year. And that’s the reality: Summer of 2017 until at least March of 2018 was life in “the...

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Weekly Debrief : 10/20/2018

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Like I said last week, I’m aiming to get these up on Saturdays from here until 12/21 when I go on hiatus for end of year. Here’s to one week of success!!! Well, at least in one facet of life, anyway. 1). The Week in Brief “I Can Feel Your Anger.”  The emperor said the above to Luke Skywalker during the throne room temptation in Return of the Jedi.  The villain is trying to get our hero to embrace anger, give into rage, and abandon his quest for redemption to instead commit patricide and cement his place as a servant of evil. My...

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WHATCHA WATCHING : TREK TNG : Season 2

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  The Second Season of Trek : The Next Generation gets off to a rough start but once it finds its footing, one begins to get a sense of just how good it can get. The absence of certain characters is felt from the outset, and the reliance on the holodeck in the first few eps feels like a real misstep. Fortunately, by episodes 7 and 8, the show turns a corner and gets solid. Once again, the mostly likable crew is forced into challenging dilemmas that provide for a nice blend of comedy and catharsis, with the show proving intelligent enough to...

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