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the symbol lives again

In the late 1960s, my generation suddenly “discovered” the yin-yang symbol… Many of us were looking East, because those religions and philosophies seemed to jibe with who we truly were, with who we wanted to be… We liked the Eastern … Continue reading

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honest effort

  When we see the above design, we see a full circle… …due to a little trick of the human mind—a trick known as “closure”.  Mentally, we fill in the gap. Of course, we usually use the word “closure” in … 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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The Gift of the Wound

  Once again, a magical dream shows me a universal truth… …a mythological truth. In the dream… …I see a full-grown sheep among some lambs in a field. The sheep moves away from the lambs, then gets wounded in the … 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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Whole Peace Symbol

  The image above was influenced by the well-known peace symbol created by Gerald Holtom in 1958. His design combined the semaphore signs for “N” and “D”—an abbreviation for “Nuclear Disarmament”. But the design was also meant to depict an individual … Continue reading

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Oh Che Can You See?

  Yesterday, on the anniversary of Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s birthday… …as I drank my Bolivian dark roast while sitting on a shopping mall bench… …I thought of the reverential treatment Che still receives from those who see him as a … Continue reading

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