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Contemplation At The Cemetery

In the distant past, Prospect Hill Cemetery was to the northwest, outside the city limits of Norfolk, Nebraska. In the not so distant past, the city has expanded. Now, the cemetery lies well within the boundaries of Norfolk. One might … Continue reading

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It’s The Time To Think About Time

There is something I find troubling about quoting famous people. So many of the pithy sayings are sweeping generalities. I feel this way even though all of my blog posts end with a quotation from a noteworthy person There is … Continue reading

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Death As An Advisor

There is a phrase from Carlos Castaneda’s book Journey To Ixtlan that has haunted me for decades. “…turn to your left and ask advice from your death.” It was part of a conversation Castaneda had with the Yaqui sorcerer don Juan … Continue reading

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Happy Hallowe’en

As a necessary change of pace, I’m taking a day off from writing very much. In order to justify this decision, my reason is to celebrate Hallowe’en. Yes, I bought a few bags of “Fun Size” candy bars for the little munchkins … Continue reading

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Create A Great Funeral

I really should officially plan my own funeral soon. After all there are no guarantees for tomorrow. I’ve already been intimately involved in the planning of three funerals. Two were pre-planned well ahead of time, and one was unexpectedly thrust … Continue reading

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Visit A Cemetery

While thumbing through a vintage Russian book yesterday, I came across a verse by the writer Vladimir Nabokov. The English translation reads like this: “A thousand years ago, five minutes were Equal to forty ounces of fine sand. Outstare the … Continue reading

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Thoughts Involving Yama

On my 28th birthday, many years ago, a simple card arrived from my guru.  He wished me well and reminded me to contemplate Yama.  The previous year, he had given a talk about Yama, one of the Tibetan wrathful deities … Continue reading

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