One Word Prayers: Part 3: Borderless

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Prayers are meant to open us up to the world around us, and the world within. They are intentional mental, emotional and even physical actions, exercises, designed to help us tune into, and tune to, the deeper reality, (Deeper Reality) …

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One Word Prayer: Part 2: Welcome

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I  recently realized that if my prayer-life was to evolve, take on some depth, or at least more depth than it generally has, then I needed to come up with one word prayers.  I observed that I’m either too lazy …

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Learning Days vs Performing Days

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Stumbled across a delightful Ted Talk recently by Eduardo Briceno  where he talks about the difference between the “learning mode” and the “performance mode.”  He points out that what we learned in school, most of the time, was the “performing mode”— where what …

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One Word Prayers

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Just because I’m an old guy and I’m vulnerable to such musings,  I’ve been pondering  for six or seven months what it would take to “upgrade” my prayer life– be a better pray-er,  as it were.  Seems like a worthy quest. …

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Playing Hooky Again, and the Happiness Set Point

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Woke up yesterday morning thinking about playing hooky, (an old time word for ditching school) which I first did when I was in 6th grade. Must have been springtime, when I and my best childhood chum, Les Gifford, decided we’d give …

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EVERY Air Strike = a War Crime

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Recent revelations that “Thousands of US airstrikes have been unaccounted for in Syria, Iraq & Afghanistan“—  revelations based on the public documents of the US military itself— show the ugly face of a much deeper, much more egregious, even criminal …

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Cowboy Satsang, Unity Church and the $4.00 Movie:

Towards Building an Infrastructure for Non-Duel Meet-ups

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Went to a satsang last night at our local Unity Church.  (“Satsang at Unity”: A promising combo, yes?) Alas, I guess I have too much cowboy in me, or cranky old geezer or new millennium artist to go along with …

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Should We Support the Church or the State?

“Love your enemy. …Turn the other cheek… walk an extra mile…” Was Jesus offering advice for contemporary foreign policy? It would take a very brave man to put his (His) teachings  into foreign policy, though Jimmy Carter did a pretty good …

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Why I Always Goof-Off on Sundays

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I almost always  love Mondays.  To me, Mondays  are a little llike “mini–birthdays,” or mini-New Years, mini- start- of- a- new school year. Mondays are a fresh start, a clean slate. I know that one of the primary reasons I love …

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My New Strategy: Don’t Click on all The Trump Rants

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It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honored by the humiliation of their fellow beings.   — Mahatma Gandhi My new strategy is to not click on all the Trump rants, both for him and …

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