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Love in one word

With Valentine’s Day drawing near, The Little Mermaid is organising a very entertaining game for all of you! Yeah! It is open for all of you, including those barely in love, those moderately in love and those deeply in love. And because I am unambigously against any sort of favouritism, even the ‘love sucks’, ‘single […] via Define Love In One Word — The Little Mermaid

The Resurgence of the Real

Originally posted on M.C. Tuggle, Writer:
There’s no doubt in my mind that the modern world is an ill-fitting cage for its human captives. Basic needs for social interaction, exercise, and a sense of connection to the wider universe are left behind in a mad rush for consumption, mindless pleasure, and false security. Our lemming-like pursuit of immediate gratification and “convenience” has cut us off from the most basic of human needs. Philosopher and author Romano Guardini traced this self-made disconnect with the gnawing fears and doubts that plague…

Change

What does change mean? Do we ever change? What is it that changes, if anything? Looking deeply into the concept of change, what is it? A leaf changes from bud, to spring green, to summer green, to autumn rust, to shriveled up. It goes through change but in reality, it is still a leaf. Buddhism talks about impermanence as a fact of life and therefore, everything changes constantly. Like the leaf. And our challenge is to yield to that. I’d like to think that I can implement change. Change that I think… Read more Change

Comfort and Risk

I like to feel comfortable. I like to feel safe. I’m especially very fond of my bed that I love to get into after busy nights at the restaurant. Now, working as a manager for a small, Italian dinner house serving only the best ingredients from the market and making their own pastas and pizza crusts, I applaud my timing and good fortune. I like new challenges. I accept risks in trying new things. I always hope for the best. I have worked at self-owned restaurants (in the 80’s and 90’s) before… Read more Comfort and Risk