Monthly Archives: June 2018

Oh Fudge!

My friend Andy complained about the proliferation of pretentious food products during a commercial that was hawking an upscale ice cream. The sultry female announcer called it some sort of chocolate “Rice Krispies”, cheese cake with a hint of cilantro … Continue reading

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Simple …Floral Friday

Something from the eighteenth and nineteenth century English poet Samuel Rogers struck me as the perfect introduction to today’s selections for Floral Friday. “Almost all men are over anxious. No sooner do they enter the world than they lose that … Continue reading

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Have you ever given much thought to the story about the ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes and the problem of precisely measuring the volume of irregularly shaped objects? Supposedly he had an epiphany when he sat in a tub at a … Continue reading

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Thinking About Altruism

The old guru stressed one pithy statement nearly every time he ended Dharma talks to our small group of practitioners because he taught it as a core principle of life. “Buddhas and bodhisattvas {those who aspire towards Buddhahood} are very … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Marriage Equality

We are approaching the third anniversary of the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court Ruling in favor of marriage equality. The court held that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution requires a State to license a marriage between two people of … Continue reading

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Hermitlike Folks

“If a reclusive monk discovers that he is living in a state of bliss and ecstasy, his poverty of human company becomes the ultimate in comfort. Should he give it up?” This puzzle came up last week when a pair … Continue reading

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Another View Of the Fifties And Sixties

“There is too much misguided nostalgia in America these days!” My friend Gene blurted this out while we watched a commercial for a local eatery. The visuals included scenes of 1950s teens dancing “The Twist” There were Hula Hoops and … Continue reading

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