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Journal Entry – The Monday after Thanksgiving Weekend

It is the Monday after the long Thanksgiving weekend. It is a time when most people have four straight days off. For me, I always have images of it being a very relaxing time where I can just sit on the couch, read, play games with the boys and consume various media. However, my image […]

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Thanksgiving 2019

The time is 7:08 AM on Thanksgiving morning 2019. I had hoped to get up much earlier for a quiet, serene morning in which to write but I did’t get out of bed until 6:00 AM. As soon as I sat down to write this post my son walked into the living room and has […]

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Spring Equinox – Easter 2019

It is 6:05 AM on Sunday, – Easter – April 21st. The Easter baskets are out, eggs have been hidden throughout the house and I’m waiting for the household to wake up. As for me, I woke up at 4:00 AM and this time actually got up. I put the dishes away, cleaned the few […]

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The Beginning of 2019

Motto for 2019:  Just be. “To study the self is to forget the self” – Dogen 道元禅師 As I wrapped up my post for this morning (below) I wanted to get my motto and saying in this post and up top so I’m easily reminded.  I really enjoy my Zen meditation, especially whilst sitting on a […]

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Christmas Day 2018

It is Christmas Day 2018 at 6:25 AM.  Usually I like to write a Christmas Eve post to reflect on Christmases past and the magic that comes only on that night but I have caught a cold and wasn’t feeling too well. I just ran myself too ragged:  we took a trip to Lake Tahoe […]