Tag Archives: Thoughts

Stephen Hawking

“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. That makes us something very special.” – Stephen Hawking The great Stephen Hawking died today at the age of … Continue reading

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A Grateful Journey

Since I saw them for first time in concert as 15-year-old I have been a Grateful Dead fan. I was fortunate to see them perform a dozen times or so in the late 70’s and early 80’s. As you can … 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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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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Being filled with wonder

Several years ago I read an article written by the editor of a magazine about his wife who had recently died of cancer. Included was a picture of her standing next to a crude homemade sign that read “Be Wonder … Continue reading

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Lucky to be here

In Bill Bryson’s wonderful book “A Short History of Nearly Everything” he shares that most of us are all here because our Great-Great-Great-Great Grandmother found our Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather attractive enough to have sex with him. I realize that doesn’t sound … Continue reading

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