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pass the ball

published on: 29.06.2020 in: All entries

My son is now 14. His father and I took him to Ghana when he was 4. He didn’t speak the same language as the kids and it frustrated him. So I suggested he try playing with a ball. And there he was, frantically running around villages with a ball, white-haired and red-faced from overexerting […]

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Sorry you feel that way

published on: 13.05.2020 in: All entries

Recently, someone said to me, “I’m sorry you’re hurt.” It had me feeling unarmed. Something wasn’t right. My immediate instinct was to say “that’s okay.” I didn’t. Instead I said, “but you’re not sorry, are you? Not really.” And I left it at that. “I’m sorry you feel that way,” is becoming a new social convention. […]

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