Author Archives: Laura Thor

The COVID Files: Things I Am Not in Control of, #2: other people’s suicides

Sometimes taking on guilt feels better than accepting our powerlessness.  Guilt can protect us from how small we really are in the face of nature, life and death. Guilt holds us accountable for our freedom to do willful harm and … Continue reading

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How much like God are we allowed? First in a series

I find there’s no coincidence, but plenty of serendipity, and even Jungian synchronicity, that when I start noticing an event of hubris in the news, I see it in myself, in the Torah portion that week, or in something the … Continue reading

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Age-ing into Sage-ing (I hope)

I knew I’d be frustrated and challenged embroidering the Mayr Corbet “The Leafy Tree” kit. I ordered it anyway. And when I saw the printed pattern was only 5″ tall, I knew I should just mail it back. Mary had … Continue reading

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Making peace with my imperfection

Like most of us, I fret about what’s ‘good enough’ far too often, and it costs me confidence and creativity. I can get rigidly addicted to the idea of how my efforts should turn out. Then I fail to give … Continue reading

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