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It would be great if we could sincerely care and love everyone and everything on Earth in the manner that many philosophical and religious teachers have recommended to us. Since this is only possible in our imagination as a virtuous … Continue reading

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Foolish All Alone

“He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.”–19th century industrialist, Andrew Carnegie I stumbled across the Carnegie quote while skimming a yellowed, vintage Omaha newspaper to determine … Continue reading

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Hermit Day Thoughts

It’s 4:13 in the morning as I tap out the keys on the old laptop. I just came in from the cool, breezy outdoors. Orange the cat and I have completed our regular communion. I hear the clack-clack of the … Continue reading

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“We’re afraid to be alone, everybody got to have a home. Isolation.” —John Lennon Side one of “John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band was on the turntable with the stylus tracking the fifth song, “Isolation”. I’m not sure why I had decided … Continue reading

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Hermit Day

My events calendar points out that today is National Hermit Day. This is a commemoration that touches a special place in my mind because of the hermit-like nature of my personality. The 29th of October was selected as Hermit Day … Continue reading

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Hermitlike Folks

“If a reclusive monk discovers that he is living in a state of bliss and ecstasy, his poverty of human company becomes the ultimate in comfort. Should he give it up?” This puzzle came up last week when a pair … Continue reading

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Like A Hermit

The darkness of early morning this time of year is fascinating in a way that is different from early morning hours of January.  Instead of the frozen, hibernating, peaceful world of a Northern Hemisphere winter, the overnights of June have … Continue reading

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