Hold Your Head Up High

There can be something rather proud and obnoxious about the head held high. It can in some settings give the impression of superiority. Yet there are times in life, especially when the storms are raging in particular where the head held high is not just about defiance, it’s about looking up in hope. It’s about […]

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When You Walk Through A Storm

In my childhood days it became even a point of principle to avoid conflict and confrontation. Sure, there were sibling altercations, but that was inevitable when you look at my siblings. Other than that, I didn’t like the thought of a confronation and the concept of engaging in conflict was terrifying. I avoided it diligently. […]

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Dryden Shorts: A Win’s A Win

Competitive sport is based on, among other things, the capacity to discern a winner. There is something about achieving that ability to win. There are aesthetic and value-based elemets that determines some people’s approach. Yet if there’s an agreed way of seeing who the winner is and that is acheived in the remit of the […]

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Training For Something Else

He certainly looked in good shape. So he should, because he put a lot of work into it. Every morning he liked to do his work out in his garage and spent that precious hour getting his sweat on and building that muscle as well as the stamina. Every morning, without fail. Then twice a […]

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Dryden Shorts: Coffee Shops

In my childhood there were cafes. Those were usually fairly drab places, but there was something familiar, something that made you feel you could get what you want, sit down and enjoy, have a chat and then move on with the rest of your life. It feels like the coffee shop is something that particularly […]

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Not That Guy: Scornful Doubter

There are those who do not believe. That’s their prerogative and I’m not going to impose my view on them at all. What I would say, however, is that in not believing, it’s really important to be careful not to be a scornful doubter. What I love about stories – true or fictional – are […]

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