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I once went through a difficult time with my friend Amy. She was juggling a hectic schedule as a student and working two jobs. I tried to support her with a listening ear and encouraging words but I sensed she was becoming increasingly frustrated with me for some reason.… more
I used to watch a lot of Oprah but one episode stands out above the rest. In this particular episode Oprah confronts an author who made up much of his best-selling autobiography. With conviction she said, “I feel that you have betrayed millions of readers.”
Plodding through the wilderness years between my quarter-life crisis and its menacing big brother mid-life crisis, I’ve come to believe my younger self won’t even recognize my 45-year-old self when I eventually get there. I doubt they’ll even like each other.
When I was a child I thought my dad was perfect. He could do no wrong. I mimicked him and followed him from place to place. As a teenager, I still expected my dad to have all the answers and to be the perfect father. But I discovered he didn’t and he wasn’t.