Musings

A special section devoted to thought-provoking metanarratives and short stories. Easily digestible pieces for quick reading and refreshing breaks to add touches of perspective.

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That Quote Has a Ring To It …

By Robert Basler, On June 4,1989, the night of the Tiananmen Square massacre, I was in the Reuters office in Beijing, taking notes from our reporters in the Square, who were using clunky, barely portable mobile phones. I used those notes to cobble together stories that were going out to

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Leah Eichler That Quote Has a Ring To It square 22 02 11

That Quote Has a Ring To It …

By Robert Basler, On June 4,1989, the night of the Tiananmen Square massacre, I was in the Reuters office in Beijing, taking notes from our reporters in the Square, who were using clunky, barely portable mobile phones. I used those notes to cobble together stories that were going out to

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The Pandemic Taught Me I Don’t Need to Smile

I thought smiling made me a nice person. Not only was I making everyone’s day better by blessing them with an unobstructed view of my bright and shiny chompers, but I was showing them they matter. My smiling made others feel important.Then it dawned on me: My adult smiling was an offshoot of my childhood attention grabbing. Never was this more obvious to me than when I had to mask up for COVID.

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