Monthly Archives: June 2019

The Mosquitoes

I saw it before I heard it. The mosquito hovered over my hand after I switched on the bedside table lamp. It’s unpleasant to discover mosquitoes nearby, but it is especially frustrating at bedtime. I was especially sleepy and was … Continue reading

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On Second Thought

In cases of second thoughts, there is no one, single, iron-clad rule. There is a case against impulsive decision making and a case against indecisiveness. The problem with this conundrum is that we usually understand whether a decision was made … Continue reading

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Ikebana Inspired …Floral Friday

Andy and I had just finished a short formal meditation Monday afternoon when he noticed a peculiarly shaped planter vase sitting on my desk. My friend picked it up and contemplated it for about a minute. “Hmm, California Pottery. It … Continue reading

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The Great Outdoors

I have just finished applying a coating of Aveeno anti-inch lotion onto three clusters of mosquito bites on my arms and neck. This is in addition to several places where chiggers chowed down on my lower legs near the ankles. … Continue reading

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Cultivating Taste

My young friend pointed at the thin gold chain that draped around his neck. “Did you notice?” I replied to Jonathan, “Not until now. It looks nice and you wear it well.” He smiled and said that it had just … Continue reading

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It’s Beatles Day

On June 25th, 52 years ago, “All You Need Is Love” debuted on BBC’s “Our World” program. The Beatles performed their then new song to an audience of some 400,000,000 viewers in 26 countries. Aside from being popular, the song … Continue reading

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Reflections On Colors

Several years ago on this blog, I mentioned personal visions and curiosity about the pure primary colors blue, red, and yellow. I was very young, maybe four-years-old or younger. The only memories I have of that period in life was … Continue reading

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