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Ode to Naps

Naps help you get through the most difficult of times. They wrap you in the security of sleep where we are most vulnerable and so can be only restful if we truly believe we are safe. Naps particularly need this feeling of safety because they occur when most people are active. They refresh your mind […]

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Ode to the Scent after Rain

            The scent of rain is a hymn of the faithful. The Earth rejoices in the fulfilment of a promise, and in the desert it is a precious gift of life. It is hard to pin down exactly what the scent is or where it comes from. Perhaps it is the leaves, or the flowers, […]

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Ode to Rafting the Grand Canyon

            Rafting the Grand Canyon is the best experience. No really, if I suggest one thing for you to do in your entire life, it is: raft the Grand Canyon. From motor trips to oars, it is one of the few places of epic majesty that can be experienced. The feeling of stepping into another […]

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Ode to Soda

            Soda is carbonated sugar acid. It is amazing. I already have a palate that prefers sweet to savory things, and to that you add water, just a little tang from the acids, fizz, and some extra flavoring. It helps me stay awake (or maybe puts me to sleep) do to the caffeine and sugar […]

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Ode to the Feeling of 24-28 Degrees

24 to 28 degrees is the perfect temperature range. Room temperature is right in the middle of this range (27), and it is not too hot and not too cold. These temperatures make activity easy and fun. You need not warm up or cool down. You feel good while outside and can open the windows […]

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Ode to Eating Out

Eating out is a great convenience. It is the chance to avoid the effort of making food for yourself for a meal and to be pampered by others preparing a meal for you. You are able to take some extra time to sit and contemplate or enjoy the company of another. Reading over the menu, […]

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Did you know: Addictive Flowers

the tobacco plant has nicotine in its flowers? That’s one way to ensure its pollinators keep coming back.

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Ode to Praise

            Praise makes you feel special. It is beyond self-esteem for one does not need praise if they believe what they are doing is worthwhile. However, it brings a disproportionate amount of happiness to hear that what you do is appreciated. It helps to keep motivated and stay the course. It can be a vindicating […]