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Be crazy with love. Love when it makes no sense

“We all long for love. Everything else is just killing time.”–Kenny Loggins Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends! Here’s my favorite post for this most auspicious day. Enjoy! Most people hear the word “love” and immediately think of long white dresses, tuxes and diamond rings. Our tendency to associate love with romance is a gaping blind […]

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Don’t get even. Get odd.

“You are a miracle, capable of creating in the likeness of your Creator. Everything else is your own nightmare and does not exist.”—A Course in Miracles I met a woman the other day whose mother came to live with her from her homeland of China. Her mom, who can’t speak English, likes to walk around […]

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Like housebreaking a puppy

“We are all captives of a story,”—Daniel Quinn For more than 100 years, physicists have known that Newton’s classical view of physical reality doesn’t work at its core. The subatomic realm so defies all reason and logic that most scientists, scared to endanger their academic credentials, have more or less ignored the fact that life […]

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The mysterious case of top-secret collusion

“Nobody’s ego or belief systems are of any value to society at all. The world is neither good nor bad nor defective, nor is it in need of help or modification. Its appearance is only a projection of one’s own mind. No such world exists.”–David R. Hawkins My mom was a pianist and church organist […]

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There’s never a need for Plan B

“The second I decide something is done, it’s done. I just have to wait for all y’all to see it.”—Will Smith Or in many of our cases, we have to wait for ourselves to see it. The minute we make any intention, it’s real, it’s a viable creation. But until we can feel it and […]

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Note to self: Feed and water happy thoughts today

“Perception selects, and makes the world you see.”–Course in Miracles Who in their right mind would walk into a restaurant, take a look at the menu and order the dish they least desire? Likewise, who would go shopping at Nordstrom’s and opt to carry the rack’s ugliest outfit up to the sales counter? Yet, that’s […]

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Why I’m nominating Pat Conroy as my president

“If you’re available, life gets huge.”—Bill Murray It has been about a year since the author Pat Conroy left the planet. I was out of the country at the time of his death and didn’t hear the news for several months. I was surprised it took that long in light of the fact my sister, […]

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“We need a million Martin Luther Kings to show up right now.”—Kyle Cease

“The brain, as smart as it is, is also kinda stupid.”–Pete Holmes Today, in one of my posses, we were talking about the brain’s Reticular Activating system (RAS). It’s about the size of a gumdrop, it’s located at the base of the brain stem and its job is to sort and evaluate incoming data. It […]

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“What’s possible” is far more important than “what is”

 “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” ― Gloria Steinem  I love Michael Beckwith’s recent description of the mass media. He called it a “weapon of mass deception.” He also said that instead of calling it news, we should call it “olds” […]

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Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Episode 18

“I can’t just sit here vibrating with my own joy— I have to write about it, I have to share it.”
— David Mason  Thanks to the filter known as the brain, I often fail to notice the amazing gifts I receive in every moment. Right now, for example, I am getting free oxygen, support from […]

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