#20 Hard Goodbyes

The fall is here. The weather has shifted. The sun is without its normal punch which in California, is welcomed on the account of the blistering heat waves of the summer. I pulled up to the West Oakland Bart station, our last stop before heading to San Francisco.

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#18 Abandon Convenience

In 1946, Percy Spencer invented the microwave. It was the most sought out and cutting edge invention of its time. After World War II, the microwave increasingly grew in popularity. Convenience became king as homemakers all across America could feed their families quickly. 

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#16 Is Usain Bolt Really the Fastest Man in the World?

The Olympics is one of my favorite sporting events to watch. It’s a time where athletic grit, talent, love, and admiration for ones own country and the love for other countries, join forces. It’s a time where the world embraces differences, breaks down walls in order to build unity, even if only for a few weeks. The outcome resulting in a renewed sense of truth where the phrase, we aren’t all that different rings true. 

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#15 Attack or Inquiry?

A young man with excruciating pain in his foot went to a Shaman for guidance. The man said, “Oh, wise Shaman, the pain in my foot is unbearable, every time I walk, it hurts more and more. I can’t fathom much longer.” With his gentle disposition, the Shaman put his hand on the young man’s shoulder and said, “Son, you have only two choices and I’m afraid the decision rests in your hands. You can either cover every path that which you walk in burlap or you can wear shoes.”

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#14 When It Rains

It was an early evening in mid-December. The stars and moon peaked out through the tiny crevices of an already blanketed foggy sky. It started to rain just as I stepped outside. Has this ever happened to you? I would venture to guess and say, probably yes. I pointed to the sky and said, “Why?”

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#12 Biomimicry

My fiancé and I were walking through Golden Gate Park on a cold and crisp Saturday afternoon. We walked through one of the ten lakes the park offers, each finely equipped with its own distinct character. On our way, we were pleasantly ambushed in unison by squirrels, ducks, finches, and a swimming raccoon. I’m not sure how the conversation started, but through the course of it, my better half brought up the term biomimicry.

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