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World Philosophy Day

Aesthetics, the arts, luxury, and philosophy have no survival value, however these things give value to survival. My friend Chuck once said something to that effect. That point of view has come to mind from time to time in quiet … Continue reading

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Uncommon Sense

One of my old guru’s most memorable mind-bytes was his advice that we should have uncommon sense. He prefaced that by saying he was not making an error in speech; the teacher knew about common sense. What did he mean … Continue reading

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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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Ikebana Inspired …Floral Friday

Andy and I had just finished a short formal meditation Monday afternoon when he noticed a peculiarly shaped planter vase sitting on my desk. My friend picked it up and contemplated it for about a minute. “Hmm, California Pottery. It … Continue reading

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Lawn Mowing Visions

The task of mowing my yard takes a long time to complete. Besides mindfully guiding the mower back and forth to avoid missing swaths of plant growth, there’s not much else for me to do but think. Oddly enough, mowing … Continue reading

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Don’t Hate, Meditate

One of the very few bumper stickers I’ve ever put on one of my cars was a very stark white one with blue lettering. It said, “Don’t Hate, Meditate”. It reflected perfectly my approach towards life back in the 1970s. … Continue reading

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Sweet Silence

As I waited for my favorite stray to approach for his kibble, I couldn’t help but notice the lack of noise.¬†Even the mysterious, ever-present outdoors hum was gone. My tinnitus was absent. I looked down at the sidewalk and noticed … Continue reading

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