Tag Archives: Life

God given right!

I was listening to a call in show on National Public Radio (NPR) about the Parkland School shooting and the influence the NRA has over our politicians. An angry listener called and began talking about his “God-given Constitutional Second Amendment … Continue reading

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Life and death in the forest

“The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.” –  The Buddha My wife and I try to hike in the Pisgah National Forest every Sunday, specifically in … Continue reading

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A Cluttered Path

Another excerpt from my manuscript (It’s still not a book until it is published): The Commonzense of Saint James This short trip we are on during our earthly sojourn throws all sorts of junk in our path; it’s called living. If … Continue reading

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Life as a circle

  Another excerpt from my manuscript (It’s still not a book until it is published): The Commonzense of Saint James One of the many symbols for Zen is the Ensō, a Japanese word that means circle. The simple but graceful design … Continue reading

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Pedaling Zen

Another excerpt from my manuscript (I guess it is not a book until it is published): The Commonzense of Saint James I ride a bicycle on trips anywhere from thirty miles to eighty miles at a time. A short thirty-mile ride … Continue reading

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Dead Ends and U-Turns

About 10 years ago my life, the life that I had created, the life that I had fabricated hit a dead end. The road, the solid surface under my feet disappeared. The road ahead of me, my future, vanished. The … Continue reading

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What are you praying for

Excerpt from my manuscript (I guess it is not a book until it is published): The Commonzense of Saint James I believe in prayer, but I also believe that any prayer should be selfless and not self-serving, which unfortunately, is … Continue reading

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