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From LE to LA: the kindness of strangers

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What surprised me was what I got from the people. I had forgotten how good it feels to smile and be smiled back at. I know some say Americans are superficially nice, but I miss that friendliness. Every day I went to the boardwalk of Venice Beach in LA, I got hugs for no reason at all.

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Mid-30s: weird spot between birth & death

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To me the real weird part of being 34 comes from being a passive recipient of the life cycle at work: kids popping out like buns, deaths in a domino effect. (Photo: public domain)

You’ve known this all along, of course, but now you’re painfully aware.

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Dr Ruth Pfau: Pakistan loses a mother

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Pakistan lost one of their own this week – born and raised in Leipzig – but they will never lose her contribution to their lives.

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Today – is it all we really have?

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Had Death been roaming our city that night in search of a casual victim?

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Death as a figment, life as tiny details

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Call it my own version of faith.

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Poem: “27 voice messages”

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Poem: 27 voice messages a daughter will refuse to ever listen to, having inherited her father's cell phone shortly after the evening he departed, never to return. Photo: public domain

27 calls, a week or a day too late to be heard.

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