Category Archives: Health

The Sensational Raisin

There’s a simple exercise that was brought to light by the Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh and the Zen teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn called the “Raisin Meditation”. It’s basically a mindfulness exercise. I like the Raisin Meditation because it’s capable of … Continue reading

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A Day For Sauntering

I like to go for walks on the Nebraska Cowboy Trail. It’s a very long area of real estate that used to be railroad right of way. The actual trail stretches through several counties, so people rarely go for regular … Continue reading

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Memories of the AIDS Epidemic

Sometimes on weekends, I get a nostalgic urge and pull out one of my photo albums. The kind of albums that are actual cardboard and paper with plastic sheaths to protect actual paper and emulsion photographs. Yesterday, the photos from … Continue reading

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Phenomena Are Indifferent

It’s very tempting to believe that when something happens, it does so as a way to reward or to punish people. We see this when someone claims that a hurricane destroyed a city because of “sinful people” living in that … Continue reading

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Prisoners Of Ourselves

Have you ever felt like you’re trapped in a life situation that offers no release? Do you ever feel like you’re a prisoner? Assuming that you are not an actual inmate in a jail or penitentiary, do you have any … Continue reading

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Getting Real

We have been told to dream big dreams and pray for more.  Much of our short time on this small planet is spent chasing after rainbows.  We want a better life filled with everything to our heart’s content.  Not only … Continue reading

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Sleepwalking

The last day trip I took to the Black Hills of South Dakota I noticed several fellow tourists who seemed more interested in taking selfies than actually pausing to enjoy the views. A vehicle stopped at a scenic overlook, the … Continue reading

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