Tag Archives: reality

WHY ME?!!!

We all know not to get into Xavier’s way when his desires have been thwarted.  I once watched him trying to open a kitchen drawer that had become stuck, most likely from a utensil in the drawer that had moved … Continue reading

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Who Are You?

Joseph Campbell, the renown Explainer-of-Myths, has made the comment, “The mystic is swimming in the same water that the psychotic is drowning in.”  Both the Mystic and the Psychotic let go of a constricting way of seeing and thinking about … Continue reading

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The Boogieman

There is a “New Yorker” cartoon on my bulletin board.  We see the interior of a shoe store with shoes arrayed on the back wall.  On the left is a clerk kneeling, helping a customer try on a shoe.  On … Continue reading

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Knowing

I’ve watched two films recently that have had me reflecting upon the issue of our being able to “know.”  In the sci-fi film “Dark Matter” one character says to another character who has complete amnesia, “You said you wanted to … Continue reading

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Hope Is A Muscle

Having entered the Publisher’s Clearing House “$5,000-a-week-for-life” sweepstakes he spends a great amount of the days leading up to the drawing dreaming about what he will do with the money: the people he will help, the house he will buy … Continue reading

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Tomorrow

Tomorrow I’ll clean the bathroom.  I’ll write that letter… tomorrow.  I’ll start my diet… tomorrow.  There are so many ways in which we lie to ourselves instead of facing up to the fact that we don’t want to do what … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts

I read about the following on the Internet.   Doreen, aged 79, finished all the shopping on her weekly list at her local Walmart supermarket. As she walked towards her car in the Walmart parking lot she suddenly came to a … Continue reading

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Feelings

In the past it was believed that the Black Death was brought on by the conjunction of three planets which thereby created a noxious atmosphere, and this belief came to be called the “Miasma Theory”.  In medieval times it was … Continue reading

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I don’t WANT to!

I recently watched a film entitled “Web Junkies”, a film about gaming addiction in China among teenagers.  Addiction among Chinese teens has become such a problem that the Chinese government has established 400 “Chinese Teenager Mental Growth Centers” throughout the … Continue reading

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Approximately every other month I make a big batch of my all-time favorite red pasta sauce which requires 1 hour of prep work, 2 hours of simmering and 1 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.  Despite how much I love this sauce, … Continue reading

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