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Last edited: Monday, March 12, 2007
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2007

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Admitting when you're wrong....

Yesterday my son, the peaceful one, the one who had the blissful birth, said it wasnt his fault
a plant of his died when he left it outside. "I dont know whose it was."
I started weeping.
He was stunned. "Why?"
Because, child, man, whatever you are at 16,
you brother has hurt himself, but says it's not his fault and his mind is far away and now you tell me this plant died of it's own accord.

"And what does that have to do with me?" He wanted to know.

"Its not just you, but the men I know, too," I said, "why cant each person just learn to say, 'Yes, I did
it, its my fault, not yours. Im sorry.' "

He sat there speechless for a while. Finally, said, "well it WAS my fault."
My heart refilled, the tide came back into it
and I told him that if I raise one male in this world who will take responsibility when he pisses people off, I will have an ample legacy.

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Tova Gabrielle

Writing My Wrongs/ Ch.3/Prisoner of the freeway

An Eclectic Journal...Cambodia by Morgan McFinn

This journal chronicles the year my wife and I lived in a wooden Khmer style bungalow in southern Cambodia beside the Kampot River. There are tributes to greatness...Fred Astaire &..  
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Certainly, we live in a new century. Unfortunately, everywhere on our planet, humankind betrays a widespread distressing situation, confusion, perplexity, a lack of contact with th..  
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