January 2008

January 31, 2008

i thought you should know

I’m your lover when I’m not Busy hating you for making me feel Small like the fly you flicked the other Day because it landed near your plate I’m a man when I’m not being Castrated by your bored look as You turn on the light to go wash me...

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January 25, 2008


Creation…the greatest gift of life is expressed through our choices.  Through our choices we create our realities.  Shatter the illusion.  If our reality dissatisfies us, we are free to destroy it and begin again.  It is time to stop the ignorance. – Big Mountain

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January 22, 2008

how sweet she might smell

She is the perfect shade of pale blonde and very white. Her dark lined eyes stand out against her skin, creating mystery in contrast to perfect teeth, thin pink lips. Her cleavage is as expansive as snow covered fields and invite my eyes to wander and my mind to wonder...

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January 18, 2008

barefoot boogie

I went to my first barefoot boogie led by the magnificent Mandy Kasafir. Transcendental dance is a good way to describe it. Imagine a room full of people who share an interest in peace, harmony, respect and love for all life. Imagine this group of like-minded people moving their bodies...

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January 16, 2008

follow your bliss

Joseph Campbell wrote: “If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living.  When you see that, you begin to meet people...

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January 13, 2008

odd day

I feel odd, but not odd.  Or rather I don’t want to feel odd because I have no reason to feel odd.  How odd is that?  I haven’t done anything physical today.  Perhaps that’s why I feel odd.  I finished reading The Dharma Bums for the second time.  And for...

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January 9, 2008

the west point way of leadership

I read the West Point Way of Leadership by Colonel Larry Donnithorne.  There were only a few useful nuggets in the book.  Most of it was a pep rally advocacy for West Point.  I am a West Pointer, so on the one hand the pep rally stuff is OK for...

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January 8, 2008

question no. 23

There’s a symposium tomorrow at the local Catholic college and the question on the table is: “Are morals a thing of the past?” I can guess what the Catholic school is going to say, what’s your view?

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January 6, 2008

return to the temple

I like to climb a mountain at the start of the year.  Yesterday, my friend Will and I climbed Mount Snowdon in North Wales. It is a mountain that I am intimately familiar with. Snowdon is my temple and I go there to contemplate life, love, and the universe.  It...

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January 3, 2008

think different

[youtube]XUfH-BEBMoY[/youtube] “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But...

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January 3, 2008

a samurai and a zen master

A samurai, a very proud warrior, came to see a Zen Master one day. The samurai was very famous, but looking at the beauty of the Master and the Grace of the moment, he suddenly felt inferior. He said to the Master, “Why am I feeling inferior? Just a moment...

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