Monthly Archives: February 2012

Leap Day

Once every four years we get a Leap Year.  That’s only because once every four years we also get a Leap Day.  But of course, that doesn’t include the Leap Seconds that are also taken into account.  There sure seems … Continue reading

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Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, February 28, 1939 to April 4, 1987. I’m understating considerably when I say that Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche was one of the most colorful and controversial gurus of the 20th Century.  To say that Trungpa was a poet, … Continue reading

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False Flag?

The evening of February 27th, 1933 was the time of Der Reichstagbrand or the arson of the Reichstag building in Berlin.  Despite heroic efforts by the Berlin Fire Department, the Reichstag was gutted.  The firefighters discovered several bundles of accelerants … Continue reading

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Lackluster

Awareness is chic these days.  Yes, being aware is utmost in human conditions and is satisfying, positive and complete.   Clearheadedness is a state of mind that is good for us and those around us. The irony comes about in the … Continue reading

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Old Stuff

As time goes by, stuff gets old.  That seems self-evident.  But we don’t usually give much thought to that fact.  The brand new desktop computer we first bought, years ago, was a sparkling, fresh appliance.  There was the challenge of … Continue reading

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February Variety …Floral Friday

The weather this month has been rather unsettled, which leaves me experiencing changing moods.  At one minute I feel contemporary and the next a nostalgic tone settles in.  This week’s projects reflect some nostalgia, but from different periods. Of the three … Continue reading

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Terminalia

I really like the idea of having a holiday to commemorate a mundane part of life.  The ancient Romans celebrated far more holidays than we do in the modern West.  In certain ways, designating a holiday makes it easier to … Continue reading

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