Category Archives: life

The Highs and Lows of Emotional Journey

  Without the highs and lows, our emotional lives could be as interesting as door nobs. Too much, on the other hand, we would be up the wall (or worse as I will explain below). If you are wondering how … Continue reading

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I Am Not In Control

  Before you think I am losing my mind or my grip on life, allow me to explain. Many things are beyond my control. Weather, war, or Washington Politics to name a few. In fact, the older I become, the … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 6 Nov 2022

The week started with two tragic events from the Halloween weekend. Their violent natre made me realize how fragile human life can be.  Whether tragedy or triumph, life is up to us to make the most of it and not … Continue reading

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It’s November!

November has arrived in Washington DC. No doubt, the mid-Atlantic region, where I am, is in full autumn mode. During my run this morning, yard Halloween props from the night before still visible.  But what more impressionable and caught my … Continue reading

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A Different Halloween 2022

  Halloween (US) is supposed to be dressing up in costumes, trick-or-treating, and a time for a bit of fun-filled indulgences. No harm, and no fault. As the fate would have it the outcomes this year turned out quite opposite … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 30 Oct 2022

Two late breaking news over the weekend are 1) more than 150 people died in Seoul’s Halloween crowd crush and 2) brutal attack of Paul Pelosoi, husband of the US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in their San Francisco home. Both … Continue reading

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Visiting My Mother-in-law

There is a stream within the community where my mother-in-law lives. The stream is artificial (to match the name of the community – Streamwood – I presume), but it nevertheless  provides a constant sound of flowing water through the rock … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 16 Oct 2022

This week kicked off with the Columbus Day observed, a federal holiday. But few were in the mood to celebrate. What preoccupied people’s attention included the escalating war in Ukraine, rising inflation, pressing food & energy shortages, forever Covid, and record natural/ … Continue reading

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Reblog: Moving, not holding on

I am not a Buddhist but often find Buddhist teachings useful.  Particularly associated with suffering and misery in our lives, I find refuge in them. Such is the case with the quote by Alan Watts, “dropping the craving  . . . … Continue reading

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Question Regarding A Happy Life

  Is happiness is a byproduct of a meaningful life? Or is it the other way around in that meaning is a byproduct of a happy life? Before you answer the questions, consider this: is it possible that the two … Continue reading

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