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Printing in Privacy

After World War II, in the eastern side of Germany which was under the Soviet Union control, to own a type writer you needed to register it with the local authorities.  All you needed to do was to give them a sample written page and register your name. Each typewriter …

Uncharacteristic Dose of Optimism

Uncharacteristic Dose Of Optimism

I – like most of the cynical bastards I’m inclined to make friends with – have always thought that at some point, probably sooner than we think, the world was going to end and humanity would burn in well-deserved, home-cooked flames. That’s why I was so surprised when a very …

Storytelling Healing

Healed By Our Stories

According to musician Gabrielle Roth, “In many ancient societies, if you went to the medicine doctor complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or …

Things You Learn Being Gay

Things You Learn Being Gay

Contrary to popular belief, being gay is more than worrying about whether or not you can marry your partner. It’s one aspect …

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The Perils of Judging Others

A friend’s Facebook post led me to an article by Susan Adams on Forbes listing “The Least Stressful Jobs of 2013.” Naturally, …