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the green shirt ritual

Last Saturday, I put on the green T-shirt… …as a way of signaling the beginning of Spring… …as a way of telling myself: “Time to emerge from Winter’s cave.  Time to shake off the dust.  I must change with the … Continue reading

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the shrubbery of bliss

  “All the things that I did, you need to understand…I did it for me…I was alive.” Those lines, from the finale of the TV series Breaking Bad, brought to mind a statement made by mythologist Joseph Campbell, years ago: … Continue reading

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not enough to break me out

“Pain.” Sometimes, I create what I call a “one-word synopsis” of a book, a movie, or a TV show… And my one-word description for the TV series Breaking Bad is: “Pain”. Every single character on that show was in pain*. … Continue reading

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Spiritual Football Impulse

  As people the world over turn their attention to another Super Bowl… …an event involving many smaller events, referred to as “rituals”… …an event performed in a cathedral-like stadium—a stadium, which at $1.2 billion, probably cost more to build … Continue reading

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Realizing What We Know

Through one of those wonderful, magical events we call “synchronicities”… …I found these words from Joseph Campbell after posting my own thoughts on the circular nature of horizontal time (see December 31 entry)… “Out of the digital you get the … 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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Inevitable Reunion

  “Religion inevitably splits.”                                 —  Huston Smith I would add to that statement: “…and splits and splits and splits and splits some more.” Yes, our major religions continue to split, as differences in belief continue to arise. To me, … Continue reading

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