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An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth

1. Allow events to change you. You have to be willing to grow. Growth is different from something that happens to you. You produce it. You live it. The prerequisites for growth: the openness to experience events and the willingness to be changed by them.2. Forget about good. Good is a known quantity. Good is what we all agree on. Growth is not necessarily good. Growth is an exploration of…

MacGyver: Political Analysis

Looking at the show from a political standpoint, it‘shard to press it to one side or the other. While the show is far from ?centrist? or ?moderate? it instead stands to the far left and right virtually at the same time. On some issues, it stands firmly in the realm of the new Democratic ideals, and in other areas it proudly flaunts Republican values. I will break down the show…

The new year

We never talked about his impending death, Dad and I. For all the time I spent with him these last five months, we never had a single conversation about it. We talked about the present. We spoke carefully, avoiding verbs such as “will be” and mention of 2006. When the future insisted upon conversation, it would be about the upcoming holiday or December 17, the day I was to compelte…