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Would you swap your talent for someone else’s?

Let’s say you’re a gifted painter. Maybe you don’t make a living at it, but it’s a source of pleasure and fulfillment, occasionally joy. But for years you’ve wished you were a standout baseball player, even though you’re not so … Continue reading

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Gertrude was a pretty awesome 95-year-old artist

I was scrounging for something in my basement the other day and came across a painting by a 95-year-old woman. Gertrude was her name. She was one of my mom’s roommates at the nursing home where my mom spent the … Continue reading

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