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    The Girl who walked on Water

    September 12, 2016

    “Come”, he said.   Breathe deeply. Hold your breath. Let it out. Repeat. Then step out. One foot, then the next. Forward. Repeat. That’s all she had to do – deep breaths, one foot in front of the other, forward movement – to walk on water. It seemed easy except she never got past taking deep breaths, understandably so. Who would imagine that she would ever contemplate walking on water, she who couldn’t swim? The absurdity and sheer insanity of…

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    Carpe Annum

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    April 18, 2016
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    On Getting out of the Boat

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    April 17, 2016
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    How to Run without Getting Tired

    “They do what they do to shackle and hold us. So we gotta do what we gotta do to keep growing” – One Day at a Time, Tupac Shakur (with the Outlawz and Eminem)…

    April 17, 2016
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    On Thirst

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    April 17, 2016
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    On Healthy Fear

    “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the…

    April 17, 2016
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    On Shame and Failure

    “The young think that failure is the Siberian end of the line, banishment from all the living, and tend to do what I then did – which was to hide.” –  James A. Baldwin…

    April 17, 2016