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Bonded to Him or Just Attached?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Relationship experts suggest that people who may have difficulty sustaining the kind of in-depth relationship they may desire deep-down tend to only attach to others in relationships. They have difficulty bonding. One expert I heard likened the limited-relationship … Continue reading

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On the State of Political Rage, Part 8: Antidotes in Real Things

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Perhaps there has been enough analysis pointing out the bottomless pit of rage (in this case political) that, as it pulls peace, sanity, and hope down into its darkening morass, appears to not be a Gordian knot … Continue reading

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On the Nabokov “Christmas” Story. In July. Again…

I have decided to offer my post based on the Vladimir Nabokov short story “Christmas” (which I have featured, now, three times since 2012 for various reasons) as an annual “Christmas in July” tradition. It epitomizes to me the ever-present … Continue reading

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On Those Who Help…Powerful Story

I was reminded  today of a story from the 1992 Olympic games that exemplifies the importance and the poignancy of people who come alongside and help us at just the right moments. Just wanted to share.

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Addendum to Part 7–On the State of Political Rage (Assassination Signaling)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila A commenter on Part 7 expressed  the hope that the post goes viral. I realized that my response, with a few additional words, might offer added perspective on the current state of the rage that many now … Continue reading

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On the State of Political Rage, Part 7: “Assassination Signaling”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila It seems as if  “assassination signaling” has just ramped up to the next level of gore, this level actually deadly. Assassination signaling is akin to “virtue signaling” only not for any sense of  the “conspicuous expression of … Continue reading

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On Searching the Treasures of the Antikythera Mechanism and the Biblical Anthology

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila As I have progressed in my biblical studies these past 4o years, more and more I have come to comprehend and appreciate the fact that in the 66 book anthology, encompassing literature, history, archaeology, physics, biology, astronomy, … Continue reading

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