Tag Archives: Answers

Am I special?

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped … Continue reading

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If you were King or Queen of the forest

“If I Were King Of The Forest not queen, not duke, not prince. My regal robes of the forest would be satin, not cotton, not chintz. I’d command each thing, be it fish or fowl, with a woof and a woof, and … Continue reading

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Things happen for a reason

“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” –His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama If I had to pick a mantra for my life it would be “Things happen for a reason”. Over the … Continue reading

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Facebook friends: Reconnecting with total strangers

This is a text conversation I had with my father the other day; Dad–“Your friend Bob Jacobs has cancer it doesn’t sound good” Me–“Sorry to hear that what kind” Dad–“I don’t know” Me–“Okay how did you find out” Dad–“Someone posted … Continue reading

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June 17, 2015-Charleston, SC

The news came swiftly and filled the screens of every local and national news channel. Something bad had happened in my home state, something very bad in a city that I love. One month earlier, one month, our family had … Continue reading

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The balance of good vs. mosquitoes (evil)

We haven’t had much rain over the last three weeks so I have had to water my garden every other day or so. Last evening was one of those days. Armed with my watering wand and a can of Guinness stout I … Continue reading

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A Buddha’s truth part II: Right actions

The Noble Eight-fold Path 1. Right Understanding 2. Right Thought 3. Right Speech 4. Right Action 5. Right Livelihood 6. Right Effort 7. Right Mindfulness 8. Right Concentration The Buddha offered these eight steps or actions to end Dukkha (suffering). The … Continue reading

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