Archive for the ‘ Family ’ Category

The Half-Year Run: CHRONICLE

I tried to fall in it again
My friends took bets and disappeared
They mime their sighing violins
I think I’ll wait another year

I want my chest pressed to your chest
My nervous systems interfere
Ten or eleven months have passed
I think I’ll wait another year

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Manipulations: EASTER EGG ROLL

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The Family Institution: FOOD FIGHT

I can’t think of anything to write about except families. They are a metaphor for every other part of society.
Anna Quindlen
(1953 – )

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The Madness of Relations: ROSS

Last Saturday, I got a surprise visit from my U____ R___ and my sister’s boyfriend, plus two of his friends. I felt rather odd, given that the relatives from the family rarely visits us, despite our family putting up the effort to do good. My role of being someone’s nephew was then transformed into that of a butler or slave-boy/provider of refreshments. Sigh. So, according to this family, I am nothing more than cannon-fodder. Great!

Arrested Development: THE ENLIGHTENED FAMILY

The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
Friedrich Nietzsche
German philosopher (1844 – 1900)

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The Importance of Being Relentless: EASY SEEKINGS, HARD FINDINGS

Good ideas alter the power balance in relationships, that is why good ideas are always initially resisted. Good ideas come with a heavy burden. Which is why so few people have them. So few people can handle it.
Hugh Macleod, How To Be Creative: 1 Ignore Everybody, 08-22-04

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A Decision Made: THE BIG FREEZE

After putting up with everybody and their messes and not really being able to do my own business when it comes to my problems, I shocked the whole household by Continue reading