Reflections

I Don’t Make Resolutions. But I Still Have Purpose. Here’s How I Do My Thing.

There’s nothing wrong with making New Year’s resolutions. But it’s not the only way to find purpose and make progress. I stopped making New Year’s resolutions a few years ago. I don’t have anything against them. They just weren’t serving my life anymore. Over the years, I’ve found there are different ways to set intentions, …

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What Can I Do to Help? How to Do Good When You Feel You Can’t Make a Difference

During times of stress and upheaval, it’s easy to feel like it’s too big and you can’t do anything. Here’s how to do good no matter where you are. As humans, we often feel as though we’re masters of the universe. But the universe has a way of reminding us that, in many ways, we …

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In Which I Share My Feelings about Terry Pratchett

A few days ago this happened: We feel the loss of our cultural icons. They are touchstones that influence who we are. We may never meet them. But they shape us. They give us ourselves. I see myself in many of Terry Pratchett’s characters. (Sometimes I don’t like what I see.) Pratchett’s books, particularly the Discworld …

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High School Miranda Didn’t Spend Nearly Enough Time with Genesis

This year, I’m examining my place in my religion. I’m a blogger, so these exercises in navel gazing appeal to me. I kicked off my year with a brief overview of how Mormonism has changed, and now I’m going to consider how I’ve changed over time. I’ve got the scriptures my parents bought me when …

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