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A Wonderful And Marvelous New Year

Everyone wants a Better New Year! Fair enough. And of course, if we are better (than we were), then the year will also be better. How so? We think we are the ones reacting to a strange year. I think it’s mostly the year reacting and responding to the things we do. However, it may be of no big deal […]

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Why The Tortoise Will Always Win The Race

“We make progress by overcoming ourselves. We do not make progress by overcoming others”. This is a strange idea, not because it is new, but because it is unfamiliar to our usual ways of thinking. This naturally leads to, “What does it mean to overcome one’s self?” I’ll explain it this way, “The tortoise won his race against the hare […]

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Escaping Bad Outcomes

Start the conversation this way: Life is participatory. It is a general principle that allows your views in a contested encounter to be influenced beyond the tug and pull of your swirling chaotic emotions. A few other well-known ideas that fall under this principle are, “By the sweat of your brow ….,” and “As a man sows so shall he […]

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Merry Christmas!

The Readers Bureau takes this opportunity to wish all its supporters a Merry Christmas! May this Christmas season bring you nothing but fond memories, happiness, and laughter. We thank you for your unwavering support and commitment throughout the year and look forward to continuing to provide you with superior service in the year ahead! Readers Bureau Edited by Jesus Chan […]

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Cry Of Anguish

Image by Artie_Navarre from Pixabay  It is obligatory to express sympathy at any horror even if it is predictable, and by the foggiest of memories,  slaughters with deliberate barbarity are not alien to us or were inconceivable to any but the naive, or those of us who have already decided that the horrors of any infamy, regrettable as they are, they are not […]

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Hell Of A Struggle

Against backdrops of “till hell freezes over,” “champagne dreams on empty pockets”, and greybeards who have experienced and suffered sabotage, our arrival at Hell’s gate- if that it is- is not mistaken for the Pearly Gates. Indeed, we are prepared and conditioned to expect a status quo that is treacherous, unfair and stifling. Struggles, the narratives of futility become, define, […]

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Whither To Poor Decisions

The usual answers reference the legacy of slavery and the inherent difficulty of being sovereign in the periphery of colonialism and imperialism. That’s quite a mouthful with some debatable truths. It simply translates to we are not treated fairly in the Big Boys markets. Perhaps. “Perhaps? Isn’t it true?” “Not necessarily. But note where we admit we are not Big […]

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The Cavalry To The Rescue

It is a distinguished and unforgettable memory to survive a hostile environment because of the militancy of the company you were in. That searing memory of a life altering moment that would have gone very badly cannot but be acknowledged as, “fortunately for me”. We juxtaposed our “fortunately for me” survival against a backdrop of a angry, hostile mob on […]

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Becoming More Than Conquerors

Of the many ways a thing can be said, I’d like it to be such that it alerts us to a higher understanding of the formidable power we have over our situations and circumstances. For as much as we think we know ourselves very well, another’s sugar coated or vinegar-soaked suggestion that is angled for bait or deadweight, finds us […]

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Wedged Issues Facing The Man In The Street

There are some circular arguments, for example, “When does life begin,” or “Which comes first, the chicken or the egg?” Now, your answers may be reflective of your awareness, hopefully rather than choosing between a rock and a hard place or even being Solomonic in splitting babies right down the middle. That type of,” But the Bible says,”……….!”, doesn’t absolveany […]