Category Archives: Longreads

This planet

I attended the funeral of a church member yesterday. Now my “designated” protestant affiliation is with the Presbyterian church but if you have spent anytime reading my blog you know that I also mix in my Kool-Aid some Universalism, Buddhism … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary to me

How time flies when, well, how time flies. I started this blog a year ago with this post, Waiting for Tomorrow which included the quote from John Burroughs – “The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is … Continue reading

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Big personality

“I just want to get to the end of my personality and just lay in the sun.” – Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher (RIP) was a big personality. Now part of her persona was a mental health issue with a dose of … Continue reading

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Celebrate everyday like it’s your birthday

“They say it’s your birthday, It’s my birthday too, yeah, They say it’s your birthday, We’re gonna have a good time, I’m glad it’s your birthday, Happy birthday to you” – The Beatles “Birthday” Today is the celebration of my birth. I am pretty sure … Continue reading

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The Chicken Truck

This is one of the chicken trucks that travels past my neighborhood ten to twenty times a day to the processing plant. It is a flatbed tractor-trailer stacked deep and wide with chickens headed for the slaughterhouse and then to … Continue reading

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Getting my ass kicked by a bug

Back in June I wrote a post called The balance of good vs. mosquitoes (evil). I wrote in this post that “More than one person has asked the question why mosquitoes live among us. I am sure some think they are simply a sadistic joke God … Continue reading

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Finding our rhythm to dance too

“I’m trying to find a new rhythm in my life” – Fabian Cancellara Cycling, like any competitive sport, requires discipline and a plan. As a recreational cyclist, it is easy for me to look on, with envy, at that those men and women … Continue reading

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“Such a nasty woman”-Donald Trump

Let this sink in, “Such a nasty woman”. That is what Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton last night towards the end of the debate, “Such a nasty woman”. No matter what you think of Hillary Clinton and her fitness to be the President of … Continue reading

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Searching for our field of peace

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” – Jalaluddin Rumi When I can’t sleep at night, when my mind is … Continue reading

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The Endangered White Male

“In the popular culture of the ’40s and ’50s, white men were role models. They were the detectives and cops who ran down gangsters and the heroes who won World War II on the battlefields of Europe and in the … Continue reading

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