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Open the Cages

I watched this video the other day about fear and permission. Chris Guillebeau quoted a lovely poem by Hafiz. The small man builds a cage for everyone he knows while the sage, who has to duck his head when the moon is low, keeps dropping keys all night long for the beautiful, rowdy prisoners. I … Continue reading

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My Magical Thinking

Getting my Master’s Degree took longer than it should have, but in spite of taking two years off to join the Peace Corps, getting married, and working full-time, I finished my thesis, passed the language exam, and got my degree. My thesis advisor and I still exchange Christmas cards. How have I put this degree … Continue reading