Monthly Archives: March 2010

Bright, happy days

I’ve been a little on the heavy and serious side here…which may reflect either the state of the world, or the state of my mind, but most likely it’s a both/and thing. So, now I sit down consciously intending to … Continue reading

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The web of life

As I understand it from the outside of the tradition, one of the central truths of Buddhism is that we are all born into suffering, and will experience pain and loss throughout our lives–it is an unavoidable fact of being … Continue reading

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Watch this space…

I know I’ve fallen behind a bit, but new material is in the works. Thanks to everyone who stops by regularly, and welcome to any first-timers. Please drop in often and leave a comment if you feel moved to do … Continue reading

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The hardest truth

One of the hardest aspects of life is that we don’t get to skip the hard stuff. Loss and heartbreak can spear us through and through, but we can’t avoid them. And, harder to accept, we shouldn’t avoid them. Life, … Continue reading

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A foggy day

There’s a heavy wet fog wrapping itself around our part of the world today, and it’s an unwelcome surprise for most of us. After a week of 60+ temperatures and bright sunshine, it feels like a step backwards. But, hey, … Continue reading

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Do unto others

In the midst of all of the back and forth about health care is a very simple question that doesn’t get asked often enough, loudly enough. “What kind of people are we?” As a nation, I mean, as brothers and … Continue reading

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The Us Decade

What happened to a big bunch of us from the late 20th Century? Why is dysfunction the functional fact of life for so many ? Is it our greater awareness of the sad state of the world thanks to the ubiquitous reach of media? After all, … Continue reading

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Inspiration please

A writer, any writer, hears one question above all; “where do your ideas come from?” I imagine that the non-fiction writer points to the world around her and answers, “From reality, from current events…” or the like. The financial writer … Continue reading

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Time keeps on slippin’…

There was a time in my life when I spent my time as if I owned an inexhaustible supply. Spent it frivolously, unconscious of its flow through my careless fingers. Now, I wish I could reclaim some of that foolishly … Continue reading

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Something to Believe

It seems odd to me, though not necessarily a bad thing, that we hear so much about faith everywhere nowadays. Everyone wants to talk about their spiritual journeys, their prayer lives and the diets they’ve developed from these transformed lives. Good … Continue reading

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