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Paraprosdokian: It’s a Dog Eat Dog World


A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the second half of a sentence or phrase is unexpected. The surprise ending makes us reframe or reinterpret the first part. Examples: “I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it.” Groucho … Continue reading

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Spiritual Direction in Healthcare


How can space be created for genuine human connection in a healthcare setting? What might self-care look like for caregivers? The December 2011 issue of Presence: an International Journal of Spiritual Direction explores these questions in an article my friend Hannah O’Donoghue … Continue reading

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Haiku: Droplets


Salivating sky Caresses yearning earth With tears of ecstasy. Share with Stumblers

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