Category Archives: Meanderings

Happy Arrgust

Happy August to you. Or if you like pirate lore, Happy Arrgust to you. Popular society has long enjoyed making light of some of the worst villains who have ever pestered fair-playing, lawful mercantile traders. We realize that pirates of … Continue reading

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The Offensive Automobile

The old car in the YouTube advertisement video triggered a sense of revulsion that chilled me to the bone. The car dealer, “Country Classics” of Staunton, Illinois posts videos that appear in my Facebook feed. The videos feature a different … Continue reading

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Time Flies

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”–Carl Sandburg It’s common for people … Continue reading

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Inner Illumination

My former guru cautioned his students to remain skeptical of their own enlightenment because it could very well be just another ego trip. Indeed, if a particular state of mind is judged to be high on an hierarchical scale of … Continue reading

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Fate

Great-grandma Katy slept upright in an upholstered chair instead of her bed each night. She had explained to me that lying down caused discomfort but sleeping upright allowed her to sleep soundly. Her habit came to mind early this morning … Continue reading

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Quietude

“I do not mind someone talking to me, as long as they do not mind me not listening or talking to them.”–― Mokokoma Mokhonoana At first glance, Mokhonoana’s statement seems a bit off. It seems to be counter to all … Continue reading

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Incomplete

There was a copy of the Athenaeum Portrait above the blackboard in one of the classrooms at Irving Junior High in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is the famous unfinished painting of George Washington by the artist Gilbert Stuart. The copy of … Continue reading

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