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“Now Did You Read the News Today?”

Current Events This illustration has an image from the animated film, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”, which seems appropriate, somehow. It’s the child’s equivalent of last year’s “Don’t Look Up”. But I digress. In a world searching for the … Continue reading

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Now that We have a Variant (Omicron) of Concern…

The Start of the “Spanish” Flu (H1N1-A) (March 4, 1918) Did you even imagine that we’d still be dealing with COVID-19, two years later? If history is anything to go by, that would be par for the course. I thought … Continue reading

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“You Catch More Flies with Honey than with Vinegar”

TMV: It’s the End of the World as We Know It The doomsday scenario has been with us for a very long time now, and you know what I mean: Armageddon. For as long as there have been believers in … Continue reading

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A Past Master at Psychological Intimidation

“Putin Purposely Coughed” Vladimir Putin thinks that he can get away with anything, and in his own country, Russia, that’s true. But then he takes his ‘magic trick’ show on the road, when dealing face-to-face with other world leaders, and … Continue reading

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Doing Time on Planet Earth

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) The analysis of this film has probably been done to death, but it occurred to me during the night that it’s an excellent metaphor of life on earth, spiritually. Here is the plot as reported on … Continue reading

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I Want to Close My Eyes and Hide

Sometimes When We Touch (1977) You ask me if I love youAnd I choke on my replyI’d rather hurt you honestlyThan mislead you with a lieAnd who am I to judge youIn what you say or doI’m only just beginningTo … Continue reading

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What Happens When We are Afraid to Live AND Afraid to Die?

Ego Inflation and Alienation It’s a disturbing thought: afraid to live and afraid to die. One’s ego sees one’s little life as vulnerable, so it puffs the personality up to make it a formidable foe to the world. But, at … Continue reading

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A Year Ago Today…

The W.H.O. Finally Called It a Pandemic So, what have we learned in that year? China didn’t want to admit that something had gone ‘wrong’ in Wuhan and tried to keep a lid on the news. Unfortunately, they couldn’t keep … Continue reading

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Scared of the Sacred? Male Confusion over Sexual Intercourse

Sacred Union It is the most difficult part of the spiritual path. Because of religious teaching in the West, we are told that sex is a bad thing, unless it exists in a marriage sanctified by the church. And even … Continue reading

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Opinion: “With an Abundance of Caution”

I Wrote This Statement on Facebook (September 20, 2020) I’m not posting this for public consumption. Nor am I hoping that it will be shared extensively among my friends and acquaintances. But I do wish to make a point about … Continue reading

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