Patience, A Personal Reflection on Life and Its Impermanence

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This world we’ve crafted moves very swiftly, and increases in speed with each passing year. Instant gratification is no longer a wish-fulfillment fantasy, but our constant haunting companion. Particularly in the West, in America, we are encouraged to wait for nothing. We are force-fed the belief that patience is no longer virtuous.

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Embodiment, Ecstasy, Emptiness

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Over the past number of decades, the West has been inundated by philosophical concepts pouring over us from the East. One idea we have grabbed hold of like a life-preserver is the concept of Emptiness.

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

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A while ago, I posted a piece on forgiveness. Today, the day of my birth sixty-five years ago, I will attempt to write something of love.

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‘Putin Did It’ ~ The Russians are Coming

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What do we know about Russia, right now… about Russia today? I mean, given all the hype and hyperventilating among our major news organizations, pronouncements from congress and their counsels, together with the constant whining of late night TV hosts day-after-day, hour-after-hour, what are we Americans supposed to believe about the great Russian Bear? Is everything we hear just ‘fake news’ or propaganda, as Trump would have us believe? Or is there even a scintilla of truth hidden here?

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Forgiveness

According to social anthropologists, ethnographers, and paleontologists, a key to human survival, and a primary marker of the Homo genus, is our sociability and propensity to share, whether that means sharing food, tools, or sexual favors.

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