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Pondering Violence

“All beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life.” –The Dhammapada (The Sayings of the Buddha) There have been many people who seek satisfaction by harming people seeking happiness. Of course the violence will never bring authentic joy … Continue reading

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Pondering Moderation

Society seems to have lost its way and has allowed excess and extremism to manifest across our culture. Seemingly, we have become dismissive of moderation in nearly every way. This observation is not some sort of recent epiphany. This apparent … Continue reading

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Stop Bullying

Bullying and its effects on society have been in the news and social media a lot during the past few years. It seems like the problem has become worse rather than better. Maybe bullying seems like more of a problem … Continue reading

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No More Bullying

It seems like we see and hear news stories about bullying nearly every day.  We’re told that some eight-percent of the nation’s kids skip a day of school each month out of fear of bullies. Every seven minutes a child … Continue reading

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Such Cruelty

It’s a very rare individual who has not been the target or witness of cruelty. This evil act and state of mind has infected human relationships since time immemorial. Our history, literature, psychology, and human relationships have dealt with it … Continue reading

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Too Much?

I tagged along with Jorge a few months ago as he ran a few errands and paid a couple of social calls on acquaintances.  One of the stops was at a stylish duplex to visit a kind, elderly lady.  Upon … Continue reading

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Everybody Hurts

Jorge called for me to come into the kitchen for breakfast.  On the table were two large, steaming bowls of “Coco Wheats” cereal. I laughed and said I hadn’t enjoyed it since I was a little boy.  Jorge winked and said I … Continue reading

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