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Wouldn’t it be cool if_________!!!

“To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker is freedom.”–Eckhart Tolle Psst! All you Course in Miracles fans. I had a revelation today. I realized that the reason the big, blue doorstop never gets read is because readers get stuck on all the words and throw the proverbial baby out with the dishwater. Today’s […]

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More tales from the annals of magic and enchantment

“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.”—Shannon L. Adler It has been five and a half years since E-Squared made its debut. To this day, I still get emails from readers excited […]

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Blame it on the boogie

Beware the stories you read or tell. Beneath the waters of consciousness, they are altering your world.”–Ben Okri Kids’ computer games have undoubtedly evolved since my daughter Taz played them on the giant desktop (compared to today’s laptops, that early Gateway is a veritable behemoth) in my office. Back then, she had several games where, […]

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Making goodness attractive again

“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that […]

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If I had to pick just one

“It’s all about having a clean antenna.”—Pete Holmes As a travel writer, I get this question a lot. What’s your favorite country? Or city? Or destination in general? I have a couple pat answers. Either I answer with the country or city or destination I last visited—because, after all, that’s what lovers of travel do. […]

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“Facts” are opinions, holding down reality until we can move beyond

“Our thoughts hold more medicine than many of the astonishing breakthroughs of our time.” — Kris Carr In leafing through my frayed, worn-out copy of the Course this morning, I ran across this quote: “It’s a distortion to believe there is a creative ability in matter which the mind cannot control.” It goes on to […]

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Rewriting the “laws” that run my life

“It’s the inner world that needs adjusting, tweaking and plucking when the outer world fails to please.”—Mike Dooley As a travel writer, I often end up confronting customs and laws different than my own. In Singapore, for example, it’s illegal to hug in public. In Cannes, you can be arrested for wearing a Jerry Lewis […]

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The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing

“Leave your fear at the train station.”–Paul Selig Today, I’m going to let Bob Marley take the floor. His “lesson” (sung below) personifies ACIM Lesson 141. It’s all I need to know going into this next review. And for those still confused about the F word, here’s a post I ran last year. According to […]

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Taking my brain off-line

“Everybody everywhere , has his own movie going, his own scenario, and everybody is acting his movie out like mad, only most people don’t know that is what they’re trapped by, their little script.” –Tom Wolfe You probably heard. The writer Tom Wolfe died a couple days ago. His 1968 book, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid […]

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The one who will catch me

“Let me fall if I must fall. The one I am becoming will catch me.”–Baal Shem Tov Many years before Garry Shandling made his transition, he had a NEAR transition, commonly called an NDE. In 1977, he was in a car accident, in critical condition and in a hospital for two weeks with a ruptured […]

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