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Undercover Hero

A mother holds her delicate, new-born baby, and imagines him to be as helpless, through and through, as he appears outwardly. Tiny fingers balled into perpetual little fists, eyes a hazy blue, legs crossed as though ready for yoga, and … Continue reading

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Displays of Insecurity

Some are of the opinion that children with problems are the problem. I flatly disagree. If children were born equipped with the experience and resource of their parents, or if they bore their own parents, I might hold the child … Continue reading

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Personal Security

Personal Security is about being satisfied with one’s person. Accepting myself as I am is my greatest challenge in life. If dad and mom are discontent, striving to meet the unsuitable standard of being someone more, and hoping others will … Continue reading

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Fool’s Gold

Insecurity is a fraud. He masquerades as bravado, or the victim, or as self-deprecating. His faces manipulate others to validate him. “Tell me I’m who I want to be.” Mark wishes to be admirable. Financial success will make him so. … Continue reading

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