Category Archives: Observations

Waves of Sadness

All of us, at one time or another, suffer loss.  We lose cell phones, car keys; we even sometimes lose our way.  There are losses from which we more easily recover and there are those which rain down upon us … Continue reading

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Pillow Talk

Just the other day I got a brand new pillow.  A pillow may not be a big deal to you, but I’m incredibly picky about my pillow.  It has to be a down pillow and, when I travel, I bring … Continue reading

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Amazing Coincidences!

It’s often curious to me how people can manage to find a coincidence whenever they need one.  Instead of just following their heart and doing what they want to do on its own merit—for no other reason that it makes … Continue reading

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(Mis) Understanding the Arts

I am, without doubt, an uncultured slob.  Perhaps that’s why I don’t understand “the Arts.” Now, I have no formal education in any of the arts.  But I have tried to appreciate it/them. Well, wait. When I was in college, … Continue reading

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Keeping My Fingers Crossed

I think superstitions are silly.  And I know I’ve had a few in my life.  Mostly they revolved around my golf game.  My skill level has always rested upon a precarious perch somewhere between bad and truly horrible. My best … Continue reading

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Struggling Against Nothing

I think the majority of us struggle.  And I think most of the struggles are self-imposed. The world of today is filled with myriad distractions.  Advertising tells us that if we don’t buy innumerable products, then we won’t be cool … Continue reading

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My Misfortune with Cookies

What’s the deal with fortune cookies?! They’re not even fortunes anymore. You used to open them up and they’d tell you that you were going to be a millionaire or famous or something. They never came true; even if you … Continue reading

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The Unexamined Life

According to Plato, Socrates said, at his trial for impiety and corrupting youth, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” I have examined my life. I do it all the time. However, it’s not a text-book example of an examination. … Continue reading

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Temper… Temper…

I hate it! I really do! I am so frustrated at my lack of progress in my life. I realize that there is only one path—that being the one towards self-realization and Heaven—so I know I’m on the path, but … Continue reading

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Pushing My Comfort Zone

I was scared to death.  Okay, maybe not death because I didn’t die.  But I thought I might.  I seriously thought my heart could possibly stop.  Or explode.  Yes, explode was how it felt. I was only in my early … Continue reading

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The Critic in my Head

I think we learn, at a very young age, to seek approval from our parents.  It seems to me that it is instinctive to infants; we learn that when we do something that makes mom or dad happy, we get … Continue reading

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Powers and Abilities far Beyond Those of Mortal Men

Back when I was five- or six-years-old, I wanted, more than anything, to grow up to be Superman.  I hadn’t gone to first grade yet, so I hadn’t been taught to read, but once I figured out that The Adventures … Continue reading

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Keeping My Cool (?)

I try to maintain my temper… to “keep my cool,” as it were.  And I’ve gotten much better at it as I’ve mellowed into old age.  Perhaps mellowed and old age are not an accurate description of the process.  It … Continue reading

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Looking for Joy

Recently I was watching The Bucket List and there’s a scene where Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are sitting on top of one of the pyramids in Giza.  Morgan Freeman’s character tells Jack Nicholson’s that the ancient Egyptians believed that … Continue reading

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Not Quite Fifty Shades

I’ve been writing my blog and publishing books.  I really enjoy it; conceivably more than anything I’ve ever done, with the possible exception of playing Little League Baseball.  For the most part, they’re stories about my life, the people I … Continue reading

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Hopefully I was right.

A few weeks ago, my youngest child turned 18-years-old.  He finally made that age-of-majority threshold!  Lately he’s had a few auditions so I’ve been getting to spend some time with him.  He lives in South Orange County and the drive … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Cruel…

It is very difficult to mind my tongue when I’m feeling defensive or emotional.  Most every time when I verbally lash out, I regret the words I’ve said and know I cannot take them back.  Whether I’m later contrite is … Continue reading

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Recalling the Places I’ve Done It

As I recall the many places I’ve done it, I have to fight the urge to do it right now.  I’ve done it quite often in the afternoon.  For me, afternoons are the best time but I’ve also done it … Continue reading

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MRI of Enlightenment

Thanks to social media, the epic tale of my first-ever MRI has grown to near-mythic proportions.  While it hasn’t attained the viral momentum of, say, a man being hit in a delicate spot with a football, the saga of me … Continue reading

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a2 + b2 = WTF

I used to joke about the theory of reincarnation, saying, “There’s no way I’m coming back and going through adolescence and high school again!”  My gullet begins to spasm as I look back from the perspective of Blog this! Digg … Continue reading

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