Monthly Archives: October 2015

Upside Down Or Not?

Earl was the only bachelor who worked as a civil engineer in dad’s highway department office in the 1960s.  In my eyes, he was the most interesting coworker there, too.  Earl drove an Austin Healey roadster to work each day; … Continue reading

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Mid October Projects …Floral Friday

Somehow, my work space is crowded more often than it is clear and organized.  I suppose that’s a good thing, because it allows for more freedom of selection. In the same vein, it provides more freedom of imagination. An “orphaned” … Continue reading

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Thinking About Neckties

My high school sociology teacher once remarked that he believed the men’s necktie would finally become extinct in the early 2000s.  He said he’d be proven right when the President of the United States appeared at public functions without a … Continue reading

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Elie Wiesel’s Prizes

To people who are unfamiliar with the writings of Elie Wiesel, I usually recommend they read Night. It’s an autobiographical work about his and his father’s experiences at Auschwitz and Buchenwald Nazi concentration camps. It’s a powerful writing that relates … Continue reading

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Face Your Fears Day

Consider yesterday’s “Kick Butt Day” and today’s “Face Your Fears Day” as interrelated.  We generally need our butts kicked to overcome procrastination.  We tend to put off what we dislike or fear.  Procrastination and fears are facts of life for … Continue reading

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National Kick Butt Day

The English language has some crazy idioms. To “kick ass” or “kick butt” is one of the more puzzling phrases. The usual explanation regards disciplinary action by naval petty officers or shore patrol. The SP would isolate the ringleaders of a … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Thich Nhat Hanh

My first impressions of Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings were that they seemed so simplistic as to be almost childish.  My impressions quickly evolved after more reading and following his simple exercises. I then knew, for sure, that profound wisdom isn’t the … Continue reading

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