“I Love You Because”—Choosing to Love Intentionally

If I said I wasn’t interested in unconditional love, would you think I’m crazy?  Would you hit the back button as quickly as possible, black-list this blog, and write me off as some kind of sociopath?  Surely, you’d think I’m insane; unconditional love is the pinnacle, the epitome, the ultimate level of emotional attachment, right?

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Just Call. . .

As humans, some of the greatest gifts we can give each other are respect, compassion, friendship, and love (kind of in that order).  None of us exist in a vacuum, and while we often choose to divide ourselves superficially along the lines of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, spirituality, politics, etc. we are ultimately more the same than we are different.

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“In Hell all they serve is coleslaw,” or Lessons from Sauerkraut—Part 2

Would you kill for a bratwurst right now?  Do you dream of salty, tangy Ruebens?  Have you been experiencing any strange cravings over the last week? I have been, and as my kraut obsession continues, allow me to pick up where I left off with last week’s post.  Here are the other five things I’ve learned from sauerkraut that, surprisingly, apply to real life.  What can I say? I’m a fan of metaphor—and cabbage soaked in a brine teeming with its own bacteria.

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It Took Me So Long To Get Here. . .

Have you ever had a song you already love take on a new or greater meaning?  Maybe you heard it on a first date, or it was playing the moment you realized you were in love. Years passed, love grew, and suddenly that silly little song is your wedding dance.  Or maybe it started as an anthem you played over and over on that cross country road trip in college.  Now every time you hear it you’ve got to stop what you’re doing and call the friend that rode along with you even though you live in separate states and haven’t seen each other in ages.

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