Short Fuse

Do you or someone you know have a quick temper,  a short fuse?  Someone around whom others tread lightly,  careful to watch what they say fearing an angry outburst?  Someone like Joe Pesce’s character in Goodfellas?

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Dangerous Deeds

What is the most dangerous thing you’ve ever done?  Did you do it voluntarily or involuntarily?  Was anyone else involved?

What was the outcome of your action?  What did you learn from your experience?

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Is Where I’m From Who I Am?

Have you ever thought about the influences your hometown had on your life and the person you’ve become?  How much daylight lies between the concepts of “where I’m from” and “who I am” for you?

What was it about the place and the people who grew up there that turned out to be important for you?

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Most of us do it,  maybe we do it regularly,  or maybe we haven’t done it since college.  Maybe we do it at home,  or maybe we do it at the laundromat.

But whatever your laundry situation is,  do you find it a burdensome chore,  or do you find it relaxing or even pleasurable?

Have you had some funny laundry experiences?  Or some laundry catastrophes?  And have you ever aired any dirty laundry?

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“Dreaming is a way to pass the time, / dreaming everything will turn out fine;  / Dreaming is the only thing that’s mine; / Me, I live in dreams.”  Judy Collins

Have you related to daydreams in your life?  Do you try to make them a reality,  or do you see them as a momentary escape?  Or have your daydreams ever inspired you to moments of daring or great insight?  Or to a creative achievement in your life?

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Imagined Lives

Have you ever passed strangers on the street,  or seen a couple in a restaurant and found that an overheard snippet of their conversation,  their expressions,  or their body language was so intriguing you found yourself wondering about their lives and imagining their back stories?

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Prejudice is an injury or damage resulting from some unwarranted judgment of or action upon a person in disregard of that person’s rights.

Have you ever felt that you or anyone you know were the target of prejudice because of race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, or simply because of their beliefs? Have you ever felt a trace of prejudice in your own perceptions or actions towards others?

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As the saying goes “Friends are the family we choose.”  Indeed a friend for life is a precious gift,  but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way.

What ended the friendship might be the abrupt surfacing of a major difference – all too common since 2020 –  or the slow erosion of feeling over the years,   or geographic distance,  or divergent personal growth.  But whatever it is,  it hurts.

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Veterans Day

On Veterans Day we think of the sacrifice of our vets and celebrate their return.

But for many, coming home may be quite stressful as they suffer vivid memories or recurring nightmares; or are met by disparaging anti-war groups and sentiments; or must deal with problems re-assimilating to their communities or returning to work.  Or simply because the world that veterans return to may be very different from the world they left.

Are  you, or is or a friend or a loved one a vet who faced such a situation?

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Disunited States

Given the tumult of current events, does your memory take you back to a time when America seemed more unified than it is today?  Or is that just the way we’d like to read the past?

Some of our divisions have been identified as North vs South, or East vs West, but not all are geographical including perhaps urban vs rural,  and industrial vs agricultural.

Assess the state of affairs in our country today. What other evidence of disunity do you see?

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