Monthly Archives: October 2007

these things

I had been to Maine and had a lobster roll while standing next to a lighthouse and then I jumped on an American Airlines jetliner and got myself upgraded to first class and plugged in Brian Wilson to that old … Continue reading

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double helix

Shalom- I was thinking today about Georges in La Jolla and a delightful evening I spent there once; watching the sun drop into the Pacific& sipping one of those perfect martiniswhile smoking a Madura WrapDominican Robusto. Steely Dan was playing … Continue reading

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wide-eyed

Here I am at 50+,my eyes completely opened,in wonder at life and the immense universe thinking “Do we ever get enough?” I don’t think so. Browning was on to something when he wrote, “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed … Continue reading

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Hara hachi bu

Remember the 80/20 rule which in a nutshell states that 80% of your business come from 20% of your customers. Well, a Japanese principle, Hara hachi bu means “Eat until 80% full” (literally, stomach 80%). This has proven to have … Continue reading

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how ya doin

When you happen upon someone you might tell them what Tommy T, The Oracle of Possum Hollar, says. You mightsay…”I can prove this.”…or “I believe this.”…or blah, blah, blah! Or instead youmight just smile, order a gin and tonic and … Continue reading

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old blanket

That old blanket, soft and familiar, covers me up on those rare afternoons when I can nap. Old Woodie wagons,swaying palm trees,white sand, and blue waterimages cover the blanket and cover me as I take off to LaLa Land where … Continue reading

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lightly traveling light

“He who would travel happily must travel light.”When Antoine said this he was right on. Sometimes the challenge is to leave stuff behind and as Solzhenitsyn would say “Let your memory be your travel bag.” I wanted to travel as … Continue reading

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somebody’s baby

My 80+ year old mom still introduces me as her baby. I look at my teens and still view them as my babies. Everybody needs to be somebody’s baby. In prayer and in meditation, I am certainly God’s baby crying … Continue reading

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blockhead

Somesay there is no objective ontological difference among the past, the present, and the future just as there is no ontological difference between here and there. This position that some take is called the “block universe” position because it regards … Continue reading

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a flick

With a little flick of the wrist, David took down the giant with a small stone. With a flick of the wrist, I sunk a free throw in hoops, made a cast with my fly rod, and changed the station … Continue reading

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