Tag Archives: Questions

Why are we here?

I read the obituaries everyday, something that I have done for the last 30 years. But a couple of years ago the way I read the obituaries changed. Rather then looking for names I know or recognize now I look at the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Living in Facebooks past

I am not on “The Facebook”. The reasons are pretty simple, I don’t want to know want a guy I went to high school with 40 years ago ate for dinner, or that the women who lives two streets behind … Continue reading

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