Monthly Archives: August 2016

Thoughts Involving Yama

On my 28th birthday, many years ago, a simple card arrived from my guru.  He wished me well and reminded me to contemplate Yama.  The previous year, he had given a talk about Yama, one of the Tibetan wrathful deities … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Warren Buffett

A person living in Nebraska can rarely get by without hearing something about the “Oracle of Omaha”, Warren Buffett. He’s a larger than life character with a cult-like following around the world.  People want to be filthy-rich, just like him. … Continue reading

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Be Kind To Humankind

Have you ever pondered the word “humankind”?  Aside from the dictionary definition that it means, “human beings collectively; the human race”, it appears to be the blending of two words. We have human, and we have kind. We know the … Continue reading

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Radio Commercials

The thing about radio broadcasting listeners hate most are the seemingly endless commercials.  I was keenly aware of this fact because radio advertising revenue enabled my career and my weekly paycheck.  The production and playing of radio commercials were activities … Continue reading

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Slow Art

My high school art instructor once told the class something to the effect of, that creating art is the ability to see what others do not see. Likewise, the enjoyment of art is the ability to see what the artist … Continue reading

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August Experiments …Floral Friday

Personally speaking, August weather is the worst for my temperment.  I’d be perfectly happy to hibernate through the extreme heat and humidity, air conditioned, of course. Since that’s not a reasonable or practical way to live, the next best thing … Continue reading

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Momofuku Ando’s Invention

Never mind all the Toyotas, Nissans, Hondas, Mazdas, Sonys, Toshibas, and other technological wonders from the Land of the Rising Sun, many native Japanese think that instant Ramen Noodles are the best export they offer the world. A Fuji Research … Continue reading

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