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When things get crazy

“The world is a puzzle. There’s no need to make sense out of it.” ~Socrates

If old Socrates thought his world was a puzzle, I wonder what he’d think of our world today? Sometimes, the best we can do is throw our hands in the air and surrender to the chaos — without adding any more to it. That doesn’t mean we should give up entirely, of course.

As any good philosopher will tell you, there are situations we can’t change or control. But we can always take care of our own little corner of the world — and aim to find peace and sanity there. ~CL

Photo: Clifford’s Coffee Canal in Benton Harbor, by Cindy La Ferle

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Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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