If It Isn’t Luck What Is It?

If It Isn’t Luck What Is It?

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It’s a sweltering August afternoon in Miami and the bus isn’t air-conditioned in 1955. I’m twelve years old and I’ve been to Burdines downtown and lunch with my daddy at Polly Davis Cafeteria which he manages. Packages in hand, I board bus #28 and head home to S. W. 6th Street. While I’ve taken Bus […]

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Sweet Solace

Sweet Solace

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He nestles into my neck and the milky sweet smell of him envelops me. At three weeks old he has already sealed a bond that will last a lifetime – for the rest of our lives at least, his great-grandfather and me. I am reminded how fragile newborns are, their limbs flailing around with no […]

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Why It’s Essential We Learn to Live by Design and Not Default

Why It’s Essential We Learn to Live by Design and Not Default

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“Boil an egg for eight minutes,” she says. “Then wrap the hot egg in a thin dishtowel and hold it to your eye.” I’m in the examining chair at the Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida and I have a sty, the doctor tells me. It’s down inside the bottom lid of my left eye. If you’ve ever […]

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