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This place is full

“This place is full of absent friends.” — Ashleigh Brilliant The Saturday after Christmas, I met my friend Darla for lunch at the Carrot Tree on Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown. Darla lives in the historic district of Yorktown, and I can’t visit her without thinking: 1. how lucky she is to live in this enchanted …

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Restraint must enter

“An element of abstention, of restraint, must enter into all finer joys.” — Vida D. Scudder I think one of the nicest things we can do for ourselves is learning to enjoy things without wanting to own them.  This is trickier with some things than with others, of course, and what appeals to the eyes …

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This place is full

“This place is full of absent friends.” — Ashleigh Brilliant The Saturday after Christmas, I met my friend Darla for lunch at the Carrot Tree on Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown. Darla lives in the historic district of Yorktown, and I can’t visit her without thinking: 1. how lucky she is to live in this enchanted …

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Restraint must enter

“An element of abstention, of restraint, must enter into all finer joys.” — Vida D. Scudder I think one of the nicest things we can do for ourselves is learning to enjoy things without wanting to own them.  This is trickier with some things than with others, of course, and what appeals to the eyes …

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The true measure of our thanksgiving

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”  —W.T. Purkiser Black Friday has become almost as much an American tradition as Thanksgiving itself.  Yet our shopping on this day is not always a selfish pursuit.  Many of us are seeking gifts for people we love, …

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