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This morning was a rough morning. I am generally not a morning person, but today was particularly troubling. On my drive into work, it seemed like every radio station had decided to run ads instead of playing music. Pulling into the office, I finally found a music station. As the bass hit the final eight counts, the DJs started their morning jabber.

“We’re here with the newest member of our morning show. Why don’t you introduce yourself?”

“Hi. I’m Tim.”

“Tim?” asked the second DJ.

“Yeah, Tim.”

“What’s wrong with the name Tim?” asked the primary DJ.

“It’s just weird. I would have expected his name to be something else.”

“Like what? George?”

“Yeah, George or Jorge. Aren’t you guys usually named something like that?”

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Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved before?

My mother has been visiting me for the past two weeks. Out of the sweetness of her heart she offered to cook for me, clean for me, and even do my laundry so that I could focus on passing my professional certification exam. At first I was hesitant. I had become accustomed to a certain solitary rhythm that would be disturbed by her presence. And yet, I felt guilty for being so selfish. It had been far too long since I last saw my mother, and what right did I have to prevent her from visiting her own daughter?

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