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8 Thoughts on Change

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Albert Einstein I was reading back … Continue reading

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The Swimmer

Seven days without swimming makes one weak. I appreciate swimmers, except when they take their half out of the middle when we’re sharing a lane. Over the years after damaging joints from sports, running and hiking, I am left with the … Continue reading

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The “Evils” of Socialism

Tall ceilings, tile floors, huge walls of windows and glass doors looking out over beautifully kept gardens set the feel of the place. It’s called the Duke Mansion for a reason; it’s a mansion. Along with about a dozen others I sat … Continue reading

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In Search of Right Livelihood

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.                                                                                                                                                    Buddha Years ago I conducted a series of workshops entitled, “Work as Worship,” which later became, “Bringing Work to Life.”  The … Continue reading

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KEY to a Better Life

My religion is very simple.  My religion is kindness.  Dalai Lama Years ago when I heard the Dalai Lama’s comment about his religion being kindness, it struck me like a Zen arrow, straight to the heart.  In some of my … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Melanin

No, we don’t (smoke cigarettes together). But first thing that happens is, I come in and he’ll say, ‘Boehner, you are almost as dark as me.’ John Boehner to Sean Hannity If we look at the skin color of John … Continue reading

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The Limit of Unconditional Love

There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine. ~Logan Pearsall Smith My grandson Griffin turned 15 a few weeks ago. He’s in love, conniving to drive at every opportunity and longing to be … Continue reading

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The Great Caribou Coffee Diaspora

We’ve lost our Caribou Coffee, the site of so many laughs, connections and quiet conversations in a noisy space.  One day we hear that Caribou is closing several Charlotte locations, but this one, our special one, would survive!  Alas, it wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Sound of One Jaw Dropping

Rigid thinkers cling tightly to preconceptions and generalizations, and often  react with fear or hostility in the face of unexpected change or challenges.  Jagg Xaxx, eHow This week I had an unexpected and jaw dropping encounter.  I was at a … Continue reading

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Purple Heart

My old friend Bruce and I were talking last week.  After a couple of letters to the editor of The Asheville Citizen Times he got a call.  It seems they like his take on world and local events and would … Continue reading

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