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Volunteering for Alzheimer’s

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For a long time now, I’ve been wanting to give up some of my time every week to volunteering for a human cause. I do plenty of work with the animals my family rescues, but I realised that all I ever did was sponsor my CRY child through the year, which doesn’t take up any of my time. I tend…

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Let’s Kill Cupid (Cupido Cruciator)

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Cupido¬†Cruciator In that ‘blest Elysian ground’ which Virgil describes (where the saddened lovers are shaded by myrtle), the heroines are conducting their rites, each one with some sign of the death she died. They wander about in a dank forest with an ominous light. Reeds and poppies grow in the stagnant ponds and silent streams. Flowers of evil thrive in…

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The Human Condition

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  I consider myself blessed. My friends constantly¬†challenge me to think more closely and less guardedly, and in so doing they help me see more clearly more often. In recent times, a friend talked to me in great depth about selfishness. He was talking about his own selfishness and his inability to consider himself better than other people because of…

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Love (Excerpt from a private letter to a friend)

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Like you, I firmly believe that fantasy must lie in reality. The¬†weaving of an extraordinary tale in an extraordinary world must take¬†its cue from the everyday lives and trials of the souls that inhabit¬†this one. Even though characters in fantasy are blessed with certain¬†unusual powers they need their weaknesses in order to make them¬†someone we can identify with. However, I…

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