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Jade Helm: Exactly What I Would Do

Jade Helm: Exactly What I Would Do

I get razzed for being a “conspiracy theorist.” It used to bother me. But then I noticed the term “conspiracy theory” being applied to any alternate explanation or even question, regardless of the potential for conspiracy. ¬†Wonder about...
Happy Rebirth Day

Happy Rebirth Day

I lie in bed this Easter morning nursing a toothache with a cold vodka compress. Old home remedy. And I’m thinking of rebirth. I want to be reborn into a form without a toothache, someday. Happy Easter, by the way. Regardless of your beliefs, chances are...
The Morning Ritual

The Morning Ritual

The morning ritual: Some pray. Some meditate. Some do yoga. Some exercise. My dad cleaned the kitchen. Often, he’d awaken me. Running water. Pots banging. Glasses clinking. The sound of a whisk broom against tile. Cabinets opening and closing. The sun always...
Am I Evil? Yes I Am. Sometimes . . .

Am I Evil? Yes I Am. Sometimes . . .

Is anything “evil?” Geez, people, wise up.       We’ve been having this conversation since at least 300 BC or so. I’m sure it had been going on for millennia before then. Evil is pretty simple: If you know the right and just...
Minimalism: Come, Child! Eat your Nothing!

Minimalism: Come, Child! Eat your Nothing!

Minimalism: Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about nothing. I wouldn’t call it anything like an embrace of the void. I’m not that advanced. I’m talking about minimalism. It’s phony. It occurs to me that I’ve known very few poor or...