Monthly Archives: May 2014

Happy World No Tobacco Day

Many of us former tobacco smokers have some story about how we managed to quit cancer sticks.  Some claim they simply decided to quit, “cold turkey”.  Others, like me, went through some mild sort of hell as they struggled to stop … Continue reading

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In A Different Light …Floral Friday

It was one of those days when I actually felt aggressively productive.  The feeling is less common than it used to be, so I wanted to ride the ambition while it lasted.  A little bit of writing was wrapped up … Continue reading

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Thinking About Potential

Ever since its upgrade ten years ago, my old Kinetic wristwatch requires more physical motion to recharge.  Seiko originally manufactured the thing with a slow discharge capacitor to store the electricity needed to run the watch.  I was later advised … Continue reading

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Dodgers And Giants Move

Although I’m not much of a sports fanatic, there are times when I enjoy watching a Major League Baseball game.  That is, one I attend in person, at the stadium with all the smells, sounds, and fellow fans.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Something About Buddhadasa

Dad married Tippy a few years after my conversion to Vajrayana Buddhist philosophy.  One of the many reasons I was happy about the marriage, was that there was another Buddhist in the family. Tippy was a transplant from northern Thailand, … Continue reading

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Montana Becomes A Territory

Whenever I think of the State of Montana, I think of Montanans I know.  An aunt and uncle live near the small town of Victor.  One of my childhood friends lives in Missoula.  During visits, I’ve always enjoyed the wild, … Continue reading

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Giving And Receiving

The pre-dawn hour glowed with a yellow-grey reflection from the heavy overcast.  As I sat with my cup of coffee, I felt like I was on the set of an industrialized, kafkaesque movie.  It’s one of those movies that pits … Continue reading

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