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My whole life I’ve heard people say that what we dislike in others is simply a reflection of what we dislike in ourselves.  I’ve thought on this, and I’ve journaled on it.  But I’ve struggled to believe it, as I’ve always found a way to pinpoint reasons for my dislike or resentment that were actually just the opposite–they […]

Last weekend, thanks to some gentle prodding from a friend I’ve known since elementary school (but who I haven’t seen in 20 years), I made the last-minute decision to attend our 20th high school reunion.  I leave later this week, and this morning I couldn’t help but think, over and over, “How do I talk […]

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