Category Archives: Contemplation

Thoughtlessness

There are few things as infuriating than finding litter on the yard. At a minimum, each morning, I discover a beer can, or liquor bottle, or fast food packaging. Picking it up has become so routine that I crafted my … Continue reading

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The Rabbit On The Moon

Yesterday morning I decided to sit outdoors to enjoy my coffee and the outdoors at the same time. I noticed one of the young rabbits that visits the yard sometimes. The little creature appeared to be checking me out, too. … Continue reading

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Self-Improvement

Earl Nightingale was the first mass media voice of reason I ever heard regarding self-improvement. He offered concrete, non-woo tidbits of helpful information that anybody could understand and put to use. I was initially exposed to Nightingale the first time … Continue reading

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Discontent

Back before Carnation Dairy was taken over by Nestlé, their evaporated milk cans featured the slogan, “from contented cows”. I sometimes wondered how farmers ensured that their herds were contented. Wasn’t there a discontented cow or two to be found? … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Good And Evil

During the past couple of years, we have witnessed the maturation of another cycle of the struggle between great good and morbid evil in the world and our nation. The seeds of this growth were planted and nurtured years ago … Continue reading

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Message In A Bottle

There used to be a lot of newspaper cartoons about stranded castaways on tiny islands tossing bottles containing messages into the sea. These cartoons are less common these days. The message in a bottle theme is both amusing and puzzling … Continue reading

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Dignity

Dignity is a virtue that shows externally and felt internally. It’s not pomposity nor a façade. We recognize a person with dignity right away. One of the most dignified persons I’ve ever had the privilege to meet was my former … Continue reading

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