Every little thing

Every little thing
Everything is important to someone.

Anniversary 2

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For my beautiful wife on our anniversary

Antibodies

fearing the other, we strengthen our defenses and end up weaker
Partly inspired by a post on Seth’s blog, I started out just writing about fear of “the other.” I ended up using the title “Antibodies” because I think our reactions to scary things we don’t understand can resemble the way antibodies sometimes respond to infections in the body.

In short, antibodies aren’t always selective. They kill cells they don’t recognize, often indiscriminately. So while the infection may go away, so might many cells that make your immune system work. It’s a calculated risk, which is why a doctor’s prescription is needed for antibiotics. The wrong one might make you more vulnerable by eliminating your natural ability to heal.

Or something like that. The point is, lashing out against a perceived threat sometimes creates even more of a threat.

Emma's plan

doing first things first -- harder for the impatient but no less vital

Further

Further

Discourse

Intellectual arsonist
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Faith

Faith
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Motivation

Motivation
…and whether or not our reasons hold up.

The great beyond

The great beyond
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Smoothie

30 Days of Handwritten Verse, day 30.
Smoothie
We humans tend to have dueling drives. Most of us want to fit in, yet we also want to stand out. Read More