Category Archives: Contemplation

Vision

Many of our efforts are scattered and wasted. This is a frustrating fact of modern living. There are so many ways to get sidetracked and it gets harder to stop and let go of the distractions and get on with … Continue reading

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Realization

My trucker friend, Jorge, stopped by yesterday on his way to Sioux City, Iowa. My pal said he had just had an epiphany or a mental flash that caused him to slow down on the road in order to avoid … Continue reading

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Shoulda Coulda Woulda

My friend Jorge brought up Vice-President Aaron Burr’s name during our conversation about our personal shoulda coulda woulda regrets the other day. Jorge said that Burr probably had some second thoughts about his duel with former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. … Continue reading

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Simplicity

Why does simplicity sometimes seem so complicated? That was the question my guru asked during a lecture back in the late 1970s. It’s a question that still lingers in the dark corners of my mind. Perhaps it is a question … Continue reading

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Weltschmerz

I have previously extolled the virtues of the German language, including its usage of highly accurate words that describe states of mind. Many speakers of English have adopted such words as Schadenfruede that deliciously describe what we sometimes feel.¬† There’s … Continue reading

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Understanding

The small, brilliant spider worked hard to extricate a leaf fragment that had blown into her web. It was fascinating to watch her carefully remove the portions of the web where the leaf had stuck. I went back inside the … Continue reading

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Uncertainty

There are no absolute guarantees in life. When you fully understand and embrace that statement, you will have finally¬†grown up. On a mundane level, we have product guarantees that give us assurance that our vehicles and appliances will last for … Continue reading

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