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ME AND MY DRUM

For some reason that I will never, ever, ever understand, “The Little Drummer Boy” shows up on a lot of lists of “most hated Christmas songs.”   First, I've just gotta say that that’s a pretty crummy list to have,…

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RISKY IS-NESS

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.-?? Usually, I’ve seen this quip attributed to Oscar Wilde.  But recently I read that it may have come from twentieth-century theologian, Thomas Merton.  It’s a good quote, and I like to give credit…

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GOD AND OTHER GODS

I’ve never totally bought into Valentine’s Day with its expensive date-nights and emphasis on amorous couplings.  There’s plenty to enjoy about the trappings of it; who doesn't like chocolate and flowers and canoodling?  And I definitely don’t want to undermine…

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HEAVY

Last week I invoked the Zen parable that says, “Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.” What I forget to mention is that chopping wood and carrying water is heavy work in any…

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WILD BLUE YONDER

A couple of weeks ago, we went to see a documentary — Cunningham — about choreographer Merce Cunningham, an innovator in modern dance for much of the 20th century. It was a gorgeous movie, full of abstractions, on a subject…

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WHO CARES

Recently, I read a piece about wombats in Australia sharing their burrows with other small animals escaping the ravaging bushfires. The wombat burrows are deep enough underground to be fairly fireproof, and complex and extensive enough to allow oxygen flow…

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THE HEROIC NO

My orientation to life tends to be a big juicy “Yes!” Most of the time, it’s an honest and authentically soulful expression for me. And there’s a lot of good in that, there’s a lot to like. “Yes” feels groovy…

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