Life Like a River

…and life rolls on like a river.

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Be Nice

I am going to refrain from making a political endorsement.  Honestly I am not too happy about either candidate for either major political party right now, and I know a lot of people feel the same way.  But a lot […]

Eudaimonia

Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness. – Zhuangzi Happiness is when the wanting stops. – Joseph Mitchell When we want something (anything, physical, emotional… anything), the wanting is a type of suffering. It’s true that most of our […]

Hello Again

It has been over three years since I have written a blog post.  I never meant to be away this long, but one day led to a week and then to a month and eventually to three years.  I have […]

Universally, We Are All The Same

Source Any fool can know. The point is to understand. – Albert Einstein The human experience is not the same for everyone.  Even though we are experiencing life together, we are each, as individuals and as groups, experiencing life differently. […]

Marvelous Monday

Grandmaster Choi performing his trademark demonstration of kicking an apple off the end of a razor sharp sword. I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no […]

Finding Balance in Routine

Source Habit is the beneficent harness of routine which enables silly men to live respectfully and unhappy men to live calmly. – George Eliot Excellence is an art won by training and habituation: we do not act rightly because we […]

My Dreams and My Ego

A photo taken on the Appalachian Trail. – Source. Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every […]

Life Is Meant To Be Shared

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. – Elbert Hubbard Lately I feel like I have been pushing a lot of people away.  I have been afraid of the accountability, afraid of their judgements, […]

Acceptance

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that […]

New Beginnings

Every day is brand new. I have been having a real problem the past few months getting motivated to do nearly anything. It is not that I do not want to do anything either. I just cannot seem to find […]