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While leaving a hotel located on the Mescalero Apache reservation in New Mexico, the doorman mentions a blind man needing a lift across town.

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The other day, a friend brought up the subject of one’s “inner voice” — that unsolicited voice who speaks up without us ever asking for an opinion.

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Hollywood might be the last place you would expect to hear someone thanking God for their success in life.

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Your eyes are not deceiving you. There is a period at the end of our title across the top of the newspaper.

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Riding my bicycle beneath the canopy of low-hanging live oak trees of a quiet side street, a pair of small objects to my left redirect a flash of light into my sunglasses.

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Earlier this week, I received a telephone call from someone in the community I’ve met enough times to know he was not kidding me.

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“One day the dogs came back to our house wet. We didn’t even know the river was across the road.”

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Growing up as a kid, the spotting of red kettles on street corners and hearing the sound of hypnotic bell ringing was as much a symbol of the arrival of the Christmas season as Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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But isn’t that the point of the flag burner? Isn’t the action of the intentional destruction of a deeply shared symbol designed to provoke a powerful reaction in others? Does the burning of the flag, an emotionally terrifying as it is to some, make the action a perfect tool to motivate and inspire discussion?

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Often in life we preoccupy ourselves with the intent of avoiding failure at all costs — as if doing so will guarantee our personal growth and success in life. And then I remember a small dead bush.

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Last week I found myself apologizing to both my voting-age children for the state of today’s national election.

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My wife once framed and displayed a broken piece of plastic from the refrigerator to remind me not to try to repair things around the house.

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Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor, died within a week of when the ugliest chapters in modern American race relations broke out — leaving five Dallas police officers dead — and proving as a society, we have yet to learn from the painful lessons of our past.

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Sunday morning, with cable television and social media spewing reports of the mass killings in an Orlando nightclub, I found myself feeling uncomfortably numb.

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Earlier this week, I saw a dead woman walk out of the surf. That’s what her daughter had feared, at least.

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My hand accepts a paper cup anonymously extending outward from behind an orange water cooler. The cup feels cool to my fingertips.

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In life, it seems we have two choices: live life knowing we will eventually run out of time, or simply run out the clock.

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Only a week before, I’d first seen the homeless man in the oversized sweatshirt entering a rear door during a local church service.