Monthly Archives: October 2013

Oct. 30

“For us, there is only the trying. The rest is none of our business.”–T.S. Eliot, “East Coker”, Four Quartets “Is it too late for tryin’?”–Gordon Lightfoot, “Too Late for Prayin’”, Sundown

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The 5 P’s

Presence. Process, Play, Pleasure, Possibilities. “That is all /Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”–John Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” ……………………. In the 5 P’s, everything you might care to know about me, my past, or my … Continue reading

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Robert Redford vs. Nature: All Is Lost

It is always a refreshing pleasure to encounter a strong, entertaining, well-made film at the movie theatres in a dark age when Bad Grandpa tops the weekend box office and coarseness, crudeness, violence, and phony over-the-top effects and explosions rule. … Continue reading

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Winter and Snow

“If it be now, ’tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all.”–Shakespeare, Hamlet ………….. first snow, Oct. 27, Edmo

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Limits, Limitations, Freedoms–A Restatement

Each person has limits, limitations, and whatever freedom/s. In the context and process of each of our lives, we bump into these limits on a daily basis. Sometimes the limits are interior (self-caused/generated), other times external (caused by others or … Continue reading

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Consciousness and Attitude

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” –Shakespeare, Hamlet Much of our lives simply comes down to our consciousness, awareness, perceptions, and attitudes. We see ourselves, others, and the world outside us in terms of … Continue reading

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A Life of Projects

I have watched my grandson playing for about a year and come to the conclusion that our lives begin and continue as a series of projects. One of his earliest projects was stacking colored cups which he did for months … Continue reading

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On Fate or Mystery, But Still Choices

“There’s a divinity that shapes our ends,                                                                  Rough-hew them how we will.”                                                                               -Shakespeare, Hamlet We may be or feel limited by forces outside us–be they known or unknown–as in mystery, but we generally/most of the time have choices or options, … Continue reading

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From Shakespeare on Death to Attitude

“Not a whit, we defy augury; there’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ’tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet … Continue reading

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The ‘Basic’ Meditations

When I started this blog last year, I did so because I had a number of ‘basic’ meditations about basic perspectives/frameworks/overviews–ways of viewing, understanding and appreciating life. Call this a foolish, naïve attempt to set down in concise terms, with … Continue reading

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