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not interested in managers’ opinions of you or meeting their goofy expectations. have failed at that so long it’s now a matter of pride. certainly odd but not unprecedented. jobs have been a long, strange trip with occasional flashes of brilliance.

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you’ll miss [a child I’ve mentored] & hope to keep in touch but she’ll be off on new adventures in middle school. have done your best for 5 years and you’re both happy with the results.

 

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consider that you aren’t afraid to face truths & give yourself credit for that.

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life is too short for extended petulance.

 

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he was the one who said you renunciated. have never been comfortable with the term but don’t honestly disagree with it. there are many things you renunciate: cruelty, hypocrisy, narrow-mindedness. 

 

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remember the writer who said she ‘had no pride of authorship’ & being astounded at the phrase. don’t feel it’s arrogant to be proud of your work: why care, otherwise?

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After writing about ongoing issues with a neighbor:

try [his wife] next time you see her, dear one. seems off-kilter somehow but suspend judgment – sure you appear the same to her!

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