Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne

Whenever I hear Auld Lang Syne, it never strikes up the emotions that it’s supposed to. I always think that the song is inherently sad, while ringing in the new year should be a festive occasion. As I’ve gotten older and older though, I’ve learned to appreciate it more and more. Continue reading “Auld Lang Syne”

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In Defense of Kindness (For Donna)

In Defense of Kindness (For Donna)

I found out last evening that the administrator for my master’s program from which I graduated from passed away from cancer. It came as a shock to me, because she never once mentioned cancer to me. She kept it to herself, and apparently, only a few people knew. My mother always told me this proverb as a child, “True strength lies in gentleness.” If that is indeed the case, then Donna was one of the strongest people that I ever knew.

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