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ride on!

Derivative trading, doing business in Siberia, and using bitcoin have all been dubbed “a new Wild West”. We stick that label on many risky endeavors these days.  Endeavors free of the usual restrictions–and so, frequently of dubious legality.  Nonetheless, the … Continue reading

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Note to Myself

  The word “Sikh” translates into English as “student” or disciple”. So as I see it, we’re all sikhs. We all learn so many things during this lifetime.  From the cradle to the grave, we’re learning—we can’t help but learn. … Continue reading

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Ironic Myth

After I’d written the poem below, I realized I’d created a myth… I’d created a story to help explain the mysterious workings of our life, our world, our Universe—without killing the mystery. The poem explains why our world spins… But … Continue reading

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Bountiful Austerity

  Merriam-Webster, Inc. has announced that “austerity” is the word of the year for 2010. That is, more people searched for the definition of “austerity” on the Merriam-Webster online dictionary than for any other word. Obviously, these days, we have … Continue reading

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Death & Birth on New Year’s Eve

  What’s so new about the new year? At midnight tonight we enter a new time that’s not so new—that’s only a continuation of what came before.  Yet we’ll think of 2011 as being an entity distinct and different from 2010… …just … Continue reading

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Split, What Split?

    In truth, we are all George Bailey.  In truth, we are all Mr. Potter. I am speaking of the two opposing characters in the Frank Capra movie It’s a Wonderful Life. After writing about that film in my … Continue reading

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Double Vision

From time to time, twins—identical twins—show up in my dreams. Not the same pair, different pairs. In these dreams, I’m always puzzled by their appearance. Twins are a paradox.  They are the same, yet different.  Different, yet the same. That’s … Continue reading

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