Tag Archives: Thoughts

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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Having More or Simply Being

“We humans are more concerned with having than with being.”- Professor Norman (character in the movie Lucy) Stuff. Americans like stuff. We like new stuff, we like shiny stuff. We like old stuff, we like expensive stuff. We like stuff our … Continue reading

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