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The City of Kokomo, in an effort to economize through efficiency, is requiring us to put all trash containers on the same side of the street. Since mine is the only container on the west side of Webster St., I move mine to the East side. I cannot remember to do this, so I have set up email reminders. Last week, I set the trash out by my neighbors, but did not retrieve my container until the next day. Lo and behold, one of my neighbors dumped some of their trash into my container! I now know my neighbors drink beer -- and I even know the brand: Coors. I don’t want to know this.

But sometimes, when we are vulnerable, that’s how quickly the world can affect us. We have to monitor ourselves. We want to be part of society, yet, if we sense ourselves declining, we have to make our spiritual well-being primary.

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