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Come out of hiding

Come out of hiding

WHERE TO NOW? A poem by Mark Nepo Now that I’ve come out of hiding, my fears are forgetting to be afraid. Now that I’ve dropped my opinionsin the rain, my story is too smallto cover my heart. Now that I’ve put down what I thoughtwas important, I’m surprised by...
I Am Somebody

I Am Somebody

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” These words from Dr Seuss were read by a fifth grader named David (not his real name) during an event I recently attended to celebrate the reading...
Getting un/Stuck

Getting un/Stuck

It’s finally spring where I live. We had a long and difficult winter, highlighted by a few late April snowstorms that people either weren’t prepared for or simply didn’t have the energy to deal with; the city struggled to find enough drivers to plow...
FEAR; the real F-word

FEAR; the real F-word

Since before I can remember, I’ve been afraid. I have been facing some kind of fear nearly every moment of my conscious life, yet I somehow developed the ability to live without letting people in on the secret that I was being controlled by my fears. A few years ago I...

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