It’s been a long, long time.

Seventy-five years ago today. On August 15, 1945, Japan surrendered and World War II was finally over.  The troops would be coming home! “It’s Been a Long, Long Time”– was a 1945 hit that sings the perspective of someone welcoming home a soldier. The war wasn’t even officially over yet when Bing Crosby made his…

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On Caring to Write Real Paper Notes | “I Could Write a Book”

A physical thing – a piece of paper, a journal, a letter, a book – shows a special kind of care.

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Learning to see the beautiful changes that come from the pain of lost love | Lessons from Autumn Leaves

That girl might blame herself for wasting time and hurting friends and being weird and starting marriage off with some major baggage. It’s easy to assume that, when changing for the better, sooner is better. It is the long summer of green that ripens us to thrill as the fall colors reveal themselves.

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