Spiritual Awakening Archive

I, Akeelah

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So. My blog--and I--have joyed out lately. Not to mention Jewed out, compassioned out, and otherwise jumped for happy. And the lesson for me in all of that? That I don't need to apologize for one sickeningly lovely moment of what, as it turns out, is the time of
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Equal and Opposite

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If only our friends and lovers could roll out the same patience we ADDers have to unfurl for them. Talk slower? Write things down? What do you mean we said that already? So what? We're just trying to make a point! You understand us, don't you? You are aware
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Third Time’s the Charm

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This entry marks the (belated) third anniversary of CHICAGO CARLESS. As is obvious, year four is getting started with a lot of changes. The most obvious are the totally re-designed layout and features of the blog. But they're only reflections of the most important change of all: my renewed
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Story and Legend

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Last night during the 2008 Studs Terkel Awards at the Chicago Cultural Center, one of the winners, Sylvia Rivera, the general manager of bilingual public radio station Radio Arte, shared this comment from the stage: 'You write the story of your life. You create your own legend.' In two
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Happiness Takes a Hiatus

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A little more than a year ago, when I wondered where my writing--and my life--would take me, I couldn't have guessed what the following twelve months would have in store. Today, I return to Chicago Carless from a self-imposed month-long hiatus awed by the changes 365 days can
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