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basic understanding

This year, I became frustrated with media narratives… …and wondered how I could better understand our news. Don’t get me wrong: I don’t reject media narratives.  I don’t reject those one-line, two-line explanations of complex situations, presented by our major … Continue reading

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our cyber light

“If God is not in cyberspace and we have to bring him there, how do we do that?”                  — Thomas Friedman* When I first heard that question, I said, “Yes—we must find a way!” But after some thought, I … 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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Mora Than We’ll Ever Know

  “You don’t know.  You just don’t know.  You may think you know, but you don’t.  And you never will.” I must admit, I still take delight in that rant delivered by coach Jim Mora to the media, years ago, … Continue reading

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Mysterious Human Mirror

  The best advice regarding how to relate to women… …came to me via Michael Crichton. Yes, that Michael Crichton—the late author of Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain. I found the sage advice in his nonfiction book, Travels*.  I … 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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Weaving My Own Understanding

  He wrapped himself in quotations—as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.                            — Rudyard Kipling Ironically, I’m using a quote to explain why I try not to use too many quotes. True, sometimes I do succumb … Continue reading

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