Moons and Tide

“In order to scratch the surface, you must first find the surface, then forge the tool to scratch it.”             ~J. Parker Bench Here, I plan to go deep into the rabbit-hole. Follow if you can. Not much thought is ever given to riding the wave. The wave is metaphor. […]

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Diamonds and Pearls

I was told once that capitalism is natural. Of course, I questioned the validity of this claim. What seems to be natural about it? Is it just an economic system, or is it a culturally manifested state of social normality? Then, I take it further. What is money? Why is money? What is this driving […]

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Mr. Murphy

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” ~Michael Jordan Murphy is alive and well. He’s definitely out there; […]

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Wild and Young

I enjoy the retrospect of my youth. It was a time for innocent exploration of my surrounding world. Luckily, I lived near to a region of undeveloped land. Within this paradise was included a creek that ran for miles, a large pond, hills, slopes and numerous trails. Abundant wildlife frolicked about this sphere with rabbits, […]

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Wise Hamster

Most people laugh when I tell them that a hamster taught me a valuable life lesson. Yes, a furry rodent, often caged and hardly given attention one day made the happenings of the world abundantly clear for me. This was probably my first experience within the sphere of compassion. To be compassionate is often inferred […]

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Socialize Me

I still remember the days of the rotary telephone; the big, loud, dingy yellow behemoth that sat screwed to the wall of my parents home. The cord, if I remember right, was a good 100 feet long and stretched all around the house it seemed. My how far we’ve come in just a few decades […]

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The Great and Powerful Oz

A mist is like an unfound thought. It hovers about, concealing what could be witnessed, only to thin and reveal such beauty when the time is right. Many things we see in life are covered by mist. It is a cloud that needs to only be thinned enough to recognize the structure behind it. This […]

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