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Sylvia Shawcross
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Eternity in Ten Seconds We stand next to eternity every day of our lives. Some are closer it seems to the profound nature of being in the world than others. They have no need to question their actions. They simply respond to a higher natural order than the ...
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What then is happiness? Some of us live on the boundary line, the slow shuffled measured pace
between black/white and the known/unknown, the right/wrong, the
tragic/comedic, the coward/hero, the stupid and the bright. It is not a
striving for equilibrium...
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In
honour of all the bears we seem to be sighting, this is my story from
2010 from my book "The Get-Over-Yourself Self-Help Book" written before I
understood bears... The Unbearable Lightness of Beans The bear was sitting at the entrance to the
deck loo...
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How do we make it different this time? What
if Canada's first nations people looked at the people who arrived here
on ships and said "Look at them! They have no respect for nature or our
gods, they are destroying what we believe in, they are having lots ...
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never quite heal. Not quite ever... I will never leave Himself to rest.
Why should he have all the fun cavorting through time without me? I
know right this instant he is at the pyramids and all the questions he
had about time and meaning and existen...
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Love and Peace Some days it feels as though we are surrounded
by fear and anger and judgment and the failed expectations of a
generation. There are people who would call those who ask that we
practice peace and love, naive and idealistic. That’s fair eno...
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Here are the lyrics to a song by The Offspring. Please explain to me why this exists. Please explain to me how this makes the world in any way shape or form a better place? Hey man you know I'm really okay
The gun in my hand will tell you the same
But whe...
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Hidradenitis Last week I opened up a Reader's Digest and saw a full page
information ad about a disease I have and it made me cry. It made me cry
not from sadness but from happiness because I spent six years or maybe
more of my life changing the world ar...
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The Climate Debate When I was 10 years old I received my first Barbie Doll. It was made of plastic. Did I know indeed for the first forty years of my life that plastic was going to wreak havoc on the planet? No. I did not. We walk in the light that we have....
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