Category Archives: confrontation

Standing Up To A Bully

I wasn’t planning to write today. But something happened last night. I stood up to a bully. At the moment when my mouth opened, I was having flashbacks of all the stories, pictures and quotes people have shared with me … Continue reading

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Aversion To Ambiguity

My first conscious encounter with ambiguity came about 20 years ago when I was trying to have a conversation with the two teenage sons of one of my best friends. We wanted to take them out for supper (a rare … Continue reading

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Scoldings

Who likes to be scolded? Not me. I didn’t as a child, and I certainly don’t like being scolded now at 56 years old. I used to just cringe and scuttle off in shame and embarrassment. Now I just start … Continue reading

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