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"It was about three weeks ago in Alaska. I woke up with about seven days of filth on me -- fish guts, bug guts, will-nots [as in, 'will not come off'] the size of Texas on my ass. I knew I should hit the mountain stream, but it was too cold and I just disrespected myself, then and there. It's just the price you pay for living off the land -- it's the only price you pay, too."
"It was after a break-up in a relationship when I refused to keep our dog, and the dog ended up going to a better place than with me. But as a consequence, I didn't feel right with myself in the morning. I felt like I'd abandoned a child."
One Man Band
"When I got my divorce, I was taking all the blame that she could lay on me. You get up, start studying your conscience and you feel horrible. You do that for about a year, you start talking to others, and find time to get away from yourself. Only then do you start seeing reality and realize it's not all your fault."
Bartender, Max's, The Radisson Hotel
"I always respect myself in the morning. It's later that afternoon...."
Architect, Oculus Inc.
"I lived in an old house with a mouse problem, and we bought some of those sticky traps. Well, one night I heard one squeaking. Great. What do I do now? I took it out back in a brown paper bag, lined up the hammer, started to swing, and I just couldn't do it. Instead, I put the bag in the trash can. But he's still on my mind the next morning. I can only wonder if he ever escaped. It was kind of a no-win situation."
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