Daddy

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Today and every day, I am sad that I can not sit with you on a “beer night” while listening to good music and talking about life. There are so many things I still want to talk with you about. I know I’ve said this before but thank you so much for being my DADDY. Thank you for the help… Read more »

Mamma

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Mamma & Me

Not a day that goes by that I don’t think of her, miss her, smile because of her. She taught me so many things that I carry with me today. She was kind to animals and never suffered a fool. I am thankful for every moment we had together. Here are some of the things that my Mamma taught me…. Read more »

Dudjom Rinpoche

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Nature of Mind

The Nature of Mind No words can describe it No example can point to it Samsara does no make it worse Nirvana does not make it better It has never been born It has never ceased It has never been liberated It has never been deluded It has never existed It has never been nonexistent – Dudjom Rinpoche

Plotinus

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The stars are like letters that inscribe themselves at every moment in the sky. Everything in the world is full of signs. All events are coordinated. All things depend on each other; as has been said: “Everything breathes together.” – Plotinus

I Am

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“People are too complicated to have simple labels.” ― Philip Pullman I’m not too fond of labels. I think I am much more complex than a tag or denomination. I am more valuable than any sign you can hang at my door. I am not more or less than anyone else because of these labels, so it shouldn’t matter. But,… Read more »

Colonize or Die

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If you ask most white Americans, they will tell you that this is the greatest country in the world. That this is the pinnacle of Democracy and that ALL AMERICANS ARE EQUAL. But then you have to remind them that BLACK LIVES MATTER, SCIENCE IS REAL, WOMEN DESERVE EQUAL RIGHTS, LOVE IS LOVE and a lot of other memes and… Read more »

Ray Bradbury

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Zen in the Art of Writing

While our art cannot, as we wish it could save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all. Writing is survival. Not to write, for many of us, is to die. I have learned, on my journeys, that if I let a day go by without writing, I grow uneasy. Two… Read more »

The Upanishads

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The self is made of consciousness and mind. It is made of life and vision. It is made of the earth and the waters. It is made of air and space. It is made of light and darkness. It is made of desire and peace. It is made of anger and love. It is made of virtue and vice. It… Read more »

Thomas Merton

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Thomas Merton

When we live superficially, when we are always outside ourselves, never quite “with” ourselves, always divided and pulled in many directions, we find ourselves doing many things that we do not really want to do, saying things we do not really mean, needing things we do not really need, exhausting ourselves for what we secretly realize to be worthless and… Read more »