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Dissociation

Sometimes, you can no longer deny that there’s a problem.

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Afghanistan

Most Americans aren’t personally acquainted with any post-9/11 combat veterans.  While there are over 2 million service members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan post-9/11, they make up a tiny fraction of the overall population. Less than 1%.  Many well-intended folks put yellow ribbons on their bumpers and “Support our Troops” signs in their yards […]

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The Beauty of Flaws

In Japan, there is a concept known as kintsugi, translated as “golden joinery”, in which broken pottery is repaired by joining the pieces together with a lacquer mixed with flecks of gold or silver. The cracks are seen not as flaws, but rather as strengths.  The restored piece is considered beautiful, not in spite of […]