Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Mile In Their Moccasins

The issues of harrassment, discrimination, homophobia, racism, sexism, jingoism or intolerance in general keep boiling up these days.  I’m not sure exactly why people feel the need to harm other people or to discriminate against certain people.  It doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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Contemplating Contemplation

I sit to write this after my morning meditation.  The thought, earlier occured that humans have engaged in contemplation as a formal practice for many centuries. We have contemplated the world around us and ourselves probably as long as there … Continue reading

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Shadow Of The Titanic

Reading the introduction to Andrew Wilson’s Shadow Of The Titanic — The Extraordinary Stories Of Those Who Survived  was at once horrifying and sorrowful.  I finished the opening portion a couple of hours before bedtime.  That night I experienced an … Continue reading

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Pitcher Perfect …Floral Friday

Pitchers are classy vessels.  Not that long ago, most people used pitchers to serve beverages during meals and snacks.  With the advent of disposable jugs and containers along with the preponderance of throw-away paper or plastic tumblers and cups, pitchers … Continue reading

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More Alarm Clocks

Alarm clocks are so ubiquitous that we rarely think about them except when they sound off in the morning.  Usually, we grumble that they’re too early.  Sometimes we think about them if we forget to set the alarm to awaken, … Continue reading

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No News

On this date, way back in 1930, an amazing statement was made on the air over the British Broadcasting company.  The on air news “presenter” announced, “Good evening. Today is Good Friday. There is no news.”   Wow! Can you imagine … Continue reading

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Some Harmful Stressors

We usually think of stressors consisting of tight deadlines, snarling traffic jams, screaming children, complaining bosses and the like.  There is much truth in this belief.  These things can cause much unhappiness and trigger stress. There is a much more … Continue reading

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