I Like The Ugly

Dumpling as Boyfriend?

My first boyfriend looked like a Semmelknödel, an Austrian bread dumpling, according to my Grandma, and now looking back, I have to admit she might have had a point. My favorite dumpling got shamed!

Ugly: Unpleasant – Unattractive – Perhaps even disgusting?

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The Dark Side to Mother’s Day

Mother's Day
Anna Jarvis

Mother’s Day seems quite harmless. You invite your mother to brunch, buy flowers, maybe even some chocolates and you enjoy good times together. 

But the history of this modern holiday is marked by a rampage of conflicts, controversies, and consumerism. Mother’s Day has a dark side and who other than someone like me- who doesn’t celebrate Mother’s Day- should point it out.

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I am a Citizen

Democracy & the Unreasonable: Lessons from Rawls | Issue 122 | Philosophy  Now

Every time I read another article about voter restrictions a shiver runs down my spine. I do wonder when I will fall under the restrictions? When I am old and fragile? When I no longer stand with ease? When I have the wrong friends, or belong to the wrong party? When I am still just a woman? When I have the wrong color, or freckles might be outlawed. When I am retired, or too young to die?

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What We can Learn From Snowflakes

7 Types of Snow Crystals and Their Impact on Your Facility Maintenance –  HeatTrak

We have all heard that no two snowflakes are alike. Each snowflake takes the perfect form for the maximum efficiency and effectiveness for its journey. And while the universal force of gravity gives them a shared destination, the expansive space in the air gives each snowflake the opportunity to take their own path. They are on the same journey, but each takes a different path.

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