Category Archives: Contemplation

The Checklist

I turned sixty-six last month. Around the time of that event and afterwards, I’ve been experiencing some sort of wake-up calls about mortality. I’ve always known intellectually that life on this planet is impermanent. I’ve also done countless meditations on mortality … Continue reading

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Equinox Takes Place Tonight

The Two Equinoxes of each year are reminders of our precarious place in the Universe. More than the two solstices, Equinoxes remind us of balance. The word, equinox, has its roots in the ancient Latin word “aequus” for “equal”. In … Continue reading

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Does Truth Matter?

The subject of truth is one littered with booby traps and dead ends. The truth is something we all have an opinion about. This week I overheard a woman sadly ask her companion, “Does the truth even matter anymore?” I … Continue reading

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Legacy

The railroad crossing barrier had been lowered for what seemed like an eternity and my car was sandwiched between a rusty pickup behind me and a Subaru sedan ahead. There was just a scattering of “reading material” on the car in … Continue reading

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Nothingness

While having lunch with Jonathan last Thursday, he steered our conversation towards his more serious concerns. Jonathan had a close brush with death when he was a high school student. He interpreted the incident as a wake-up call to pay … Continue reading

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What Is?

When we notice a cloud in the sky and simply experience the act of noticing, we see “what is” for what it is. The moment we label it as a cloud, or the category of cloud it is, or what … Continue reading

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Having It All

There are some infomercials on the Internet produced by an over-enthusiastic man that trigger me to click the “skip” button on YouTube. These are ten minutes or longer which makes the commercial longer than the music video or vlog post … Continue reading

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