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The Happiness Hypothesis

I read a book this weekend called The Happiness Hypothesis, a thought-provoking blend of psychology and philosophy written by Jonathan Haidt. At the time of publication, he was a psychology professor at the University of Virginia.  In addition to discussing interesting experiments in … Continue reading

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Tidal Wave

Thursday night I went through an inordinate amount of stress.  I lay awake for hours, crying and praying, and when I finally did sleep, I had a terrible nightmare. I dreamed that I was on the edge of a city, … Continue reading

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Of Mice and Men

In 1785, the famous Scottish author Robert Burns penned his most famous poem “To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough” which contains the  following lines: The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men, Gang aft … Continue reading

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Job Losses and Other Diversions

Well, my husband lost his job…one month shy of being at the company for twenty years. Now I get to support us on a school librarian’s salary, and it looks like we’re going to barely scrape by from month to … Continue reading

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