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“The deepest vocational question is not ‘What ought I to do with my life?’”

Rather, Parker Palmer writes, the more important questions are: “What am I? What is my nature?” These questions are more important because they require more self-knowledge. This knowledge must include, Palmer writes, acknowledgement of our limits and our potentials.  Of … Continue reading

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“A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.”

In the tenth anniversary edition of  the memoir The Liar’s Club, Mary Karr writes, “Just as the novel form once took up experiences of urban industrialized society that weren’t being addressed in sermons or epistles or epic poems, so memoir — … Continue reading

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