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Tracings β€” Life in the Boomer Lane

  Timely and important words written by Renee at Life in The Boomer Lane. Please share them: It’s impossible to say what remains of a life departed. To loved ones, vivid memories, for sure. To those who came in more casual contact, moments of memories less vivid. To those who never knew the departed, perhaps …

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And the Award for Your Favorite Facebook Friend Goes to: Anyone But Me

These times are so challenging, who among us can really be our best selves? It seems impossible not to lose it now and then, use harsh language, spit venom. I realize that it is what we do when we feel defensive or threatened in some way, and what non-conservative/non-right wing Republican/non-Trump supporter hasn’t felt that …

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I am Joe Black: On Life and Death and The Practice of Kindness

  My distant neighbor Molly complains that the bunnies in her yard eat her stuff–crops, flowers and ornamental plants, but at our house, the rabbits eat dandelion stalks and leaves almost exclusively. I’m down with that. It think it’s because her husband Dave grooms their lawn so scrupulously that the rabbits don’t have access to …

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Thoughts on Knowledge and Understanding from Aldous Huxley

  …at least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice, and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism, and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols. But zeal, dogmatism, and idealism exist only because we are forever committing intellectual sins. We sin by attributing concrete …

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Let Go My Ego

I’ve been trying to get some spiritual work done lately. It’s not going great. I’m not talking about meditating, levitating, studying scripture or attending religious meetings five nights a week. And no, I won’t be ascending any staircases on my knees next month in Italy either. I just want to murder my ego. I want …

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Dark Days Living in the Interior

I used to enjoy travelling around the interior western United States. But I never wanted to live there. In spite of it’s towering mountain ranges, mighty river systems, geological wonders and preponderance of National Parks, Forests and Monuments. I was always glad to get back to the west side of the Cascades, where the air …

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Lock Her Up: A Teenage Tragedy…nah

I spent the first twenty years of my life in a post-war cape cod style home with four finished rooms and two unfinished attic bedrooms where my four brothers slept. Those boys froze up there in the winter–it was New England after all–and in the summer, it was steamy. My sister and I shared a …

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Random Questions: Food, Fat and the Space Time Continuum

  What does the nut in doughnut refer to? Why is there not a national chain of organic doughnut shops? Do healthy people not eat doughnuts? What is wrong with them?     Why would anyone drink coffee black when you can drink it with cream or half n half? Why does imported cherry syrup …

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Blogging, Like Music to my Ears

I spend a fair amount of time reading other people’s blogs. I have a nice little collection of blogs that I follow that interest me or make me laugh or encourage me to think. I enjoy reading and commenting on the posts. I feel a certain kinship with the writers. Plus, it’s a lot easier …

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The Affirmative on Affirmative Action

I just finished reading My Beloved World by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. It’s a delightfully readable and inspirational book by a woman who admittedly struggled with writing cogently well into her college years. Sotomayor grew up in the projects in the Bronx. She contracted juvenile diabetes as a child, and because her parents were …

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