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Why Everything Does Not Happen For A Reason

Originally posted on john pavlovitz:
That phrase. We’ve all received it personally gift-wrapped by well-meaning friends, caring loved ones, and kind strangers. It usually comes delivered with the most beautiful of intentions; a buffer of hope raised in the face of the unimaginably painful…

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The best thing about Wikipedia is Spoken Wikipedia

Originally posted on Fusion:
At the nexus of accessibility, volunteer crowdsourcing, and the whims of human nature lies a magical place on the internet: Wikipedia’s collection of “spoken articles.” Spoken Wikipedia—which we checked out in English—works like this: Anyone in the world…

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Not Your Mom’s Trans 101

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How to keep moving forward, even when your brain hates you.

Originally posted on a little dose of keelium:
If you’ve been around here long, or if you know me in person, you probably know I have a slightly defective brain, which is to say that I have a history with…

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Japan Journal 3: Beauty at Hakone

Mono no Aware I think the thing that most demonstrated mono no aware was the really zen mood going on when we were all in the onsen at Hakone. Nudity there meant something completely different than even partial nudity in locker rooms … Continue reading

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Japan Journal 2: Beauty and Adjustment

So we’ve been here about three days, and a lot of things have taken a little getting used to. For instance, this keyboard in the IES Center. Its default is katakana, which I know nothing about. I learned two symbols … Continue reading

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Japan Journal 1: What am I doing; I feel under-qualified?

[Can you put semicolons in a question? Well, new rules for English.] So these journals are going to be specifically for the study abroad program I’m doing in Japan about ideas of mental, physical, and environmental wellness. Why did you … Continue reading

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