Monthly Archives: July 2015

Birthday symbols

Birthday wishes Thanks Kathy It is really strange. I get the societal symbolism of cakes. I get that adding alcohol and sugar to a mix of berries and covering it with a layer of solid sugar was a mechanism of … Continue reading

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Solitude

Question of the Day, July 20-21, 2015, Capacity for Communion. Without solitude there can be no real people….the measure of your solitude is the measure of your capacity for communion. John Eudes Solitude is such a strange idea. No human … Continue reading

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Tree rings and healthy habits

One Ringy Dingy, Two Ringy Dingy Recently, a tree in the Municipal Park close to our home was cut down. A view of the cross-section reveals its growth rings. … Even though you’ve cultivated a bevy of healthy habits, what … Continue reading

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Death and dying

Question of the Day, July 16-17 2015, Death and Dying, fully living… What is your relationship to death and dying? It is something you understand and have a relationship with? In what way? I had to face imminent death 5 … Continue reading

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Effective Altruism – being human

Effective Altruism – The Drowning Child and the Expanding Circle It seems to me that all human beings are very complex entities. Every human being is capable of both competitive and cooperative behaviour. If all survival needs can be adequately … Continue reading

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Happiness

Question of the Day, July 18, 19, 2015 Happiness What are the secrets to Happiness? Seem to be a couple of major things that can significantly impact on happiness. One is acceptance. Accepting what is, as it is, and giving … Continue reading

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Climate Change

Continued destruction of Earth’s plant life places humankind in jeopardy, say researchers That is one truly weird set of mixed metaphors and invalid assumptions. Sure we have altered things. We have modified many earth ecologies towards their maximum human carrying … Continue reading

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Organics on Skeptics network

Thoughts? Is organic truly healthier? Worth the price difference? Not a simple question. Seems to me that it would be something that depended very much on the individual circumstances. There are certainly risks from pesticide residue, and there are also … Continue reading

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Four dignities

Question of the Day, July 10-11, 2015 “Four Dignities” Rob Brezsny in Pronoia share his take on the Tibetan Buddhist idea of being fully present in the world through the practice of the Four Dignities of the Warrior’s Path in … Continue reading

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Solitude or social

Question of the Day, July 8-9, 2015, Social or Solitude Solitude or Social? I find myself in a place of desiring to have a bit of social life again. I had sought solitude and self reflection for so long, and … Continue reading

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