Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life

There is a classic children’s book that seeks to provide an answer to the question “Why are we here?” The answer it gives is “To make the world beautiful.” The book takes a literal approach to beauty, which is where it falls short, because it misses the opportunity to teach that real beauty lies not …

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The internal dialog starts when I turn my car to enter the parking deck at work. “Ugh, I really don’t want to climb the two flights of stairs from the parking space to the office.” “But you should,” the little nag on my shoulder chimes in. “You’ve got weight to lose.” “But, I’m tired, and …

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