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More Ramblings About Happiness

“There is no way to happiness–happiness is the way.”–Zen Monk, Thich Nhat Hanh The above quote is written on the refrigerator in whiteboard ink near the door handle so I can see it frequently. This helps to remind me that … Continue reading

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Contented

In the dream, I was queued with my friends waiting to be seated at a formal dinner that was being hosted by a royal person of ambiguous status. Our group was soon seated at a very elegant table set with … Continue reading

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To Be Happy

Yesterday afternoon, I reheated a cup of coffee in the microwave. then did the same for the rice-husk filled heating pad that I bought at Walgreen’s a couple of years ago. Then I brought both items to the living room … 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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Below Our Means

Jorge and I just slowly sipped our coffee in contented silence with smiles on our faces.  We were seated at my kitchen table where we had been discussing Epicurean philosophy. I soon felt the desire to express my appreciation of … Continue reading

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