Monthly Archives: July 2011

Facing Codependence and Finding Happiness

Though adult life my relationships have often been troubled.  That difficulty has been most easily notable in romantic relationships.  For years I simply thought I was unique, had special needs and was just frequently misunderstood.  What I discovered in the … Continue reading

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101 Things I’m Grateful for

This morning I begin the 87th edition of Good Morning Gratitude and am thankful for the motivation to have begun this blog.  It is somewhat difficult to grasp that I have been able to write here every day for almost … Continue reading

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The Dalai Lama, Buddha, Surya Das and Tolle

In 2000 I visited Hawaii.  The island of Oahu was beautiful, especially once out into the countryside.  The drive all the way around the island and a helicopter sight-seeing flight the next day are highlights I recall clearly.  Another clear … Continue reading

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Mother Nature Gone Crazy?

Dear Mother Nature, I am writing this letter only to express my thoughts and ask a few questions.  In no way do I intend to express disrespect in any way.  I love you as the Mother of Earth you are … Continue reading

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Discovering The Beatles and the World

The cheap red portable radio sat near the cash register on top of a display case at my stepfather’s grocery store.  From start to finish each work day the six “C” cell batteries inside powered the transistors to bring music … Continue reading

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Heather, Jackie, Bianca and Sung-Bong

Once in a while I am touched by something that comes to me completely unexpected.  Out of the blue I hear something, see something or experience something that permeates me with positive emotion.  The reaction travels through my body like … Continue reading

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A Friend On His Way Home

At the end of March I moved to a newly purchased home and have taken my time since unpacking.  The necessary things were out of boxes and organized soon after arriving.  The kitchen, bedroom, den and my office are organized and fully … Continue reading

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Macchu Pichu and Other Grand Adventures

Some might call it wander-lust but I have always though of my desire to experience new places as no more than heightened curiosity.  It began in childhood although I was never more a few hundred miles from home until I … Continue reading

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Learning About Perfection from Steely Dan

Bedtime last night was about half past midnight.  It is rare I am up that late for no reason, but with regularity I attend shows and performances that shorten a night’s quantity of sleep.  Last evening I gave up a … Continue reading

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Modern Love: Learning to Love the Self

“If I jog, I’ll be a much better person.” “If I had a nicer house, I’d be a better person.” “If I could meditate and calm down, I’d be a better person.” Or the scenario may be that we find … Continue reading

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