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Sublime Paradox

“…What is involuntary human nature.” This “involuntary” is very true, very beautiful, very well observed, and this observation is new. —Joubert, 1818 Today is Saturday, and a gorgeous day. After the gloom and rain and cold last week, the thing … Continue reading

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On The Problem of Getting It Right

“Is there anything I can do to make myself enlightened?” “As little as you can do to  make the sun rise in the morning.” “Then of what use are the spiritual exercises you prescribe?” “To make sure you are not … Continue reading

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Soul Cake

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Smoke Signals

We love because it’s the only true adventure —Nikki Giovanni We got back from the mountains last night and I charted the daily Dow Jones Industrials. We look to have completed an ending diagonal triangle with a throw over: Last … Continue reading

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Mood Trumps Trump

Did you know that stars only look brilliant because we tell them to? That clouds are the sky’s way of hiding the shame of its accent? —Ray McManus You read the news, carefully, I hope. I stare at charts to … Continue reading

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On This Holy Week

A Sweet Lady Departs Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6:50 pm Mary Constance Commagere Roth passed away after a short illness. Her legacy was to bring Maridel, David, Jack and Martha into the world and to be the nurturing influence that made them marvelous people and wonderful parents. One couldn’t ask … Continue reading

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Turning A New Leaf

We all sense it–something big is going on. —From the jacket notes Happy New Year! God, yes, it has to better than 2016, the year of bombs and bullshit. If you’re like me, you’ve spent the last month watching re-runs … Continue reading

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A Moment of Great Significance

They came to The Netherlands in the fifteenth century. They were Sephardic Jews fleeing the horrors of the Inquisition in Spain, their homeland. They were welcomed as undocumented immigrants. They were excellent traders and merchants and, by the early 1600s, … Continue reading

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Jim Stockdale, 1924-2005

  In Memorium July, 2005  “The important thing is not what they have made of you, but what you have made of what they have made of you.” –Sartre        Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale (ret.) died June 5, 2005. … Continue reading

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On My Use Of The F Word

It’s just a word. —George Carlin Cindy abhors the F word. I don’t think it’s prudishness on her part, so much as having no desire to unnecessarily  inflict foul language on others. I’m glad she feels this way. She is thoughtful and … Continue reading

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