Monthly Archives: October 2018

Sense of direction

Men are notorious for refusing to ask directions.
Can the Left concede any differences between men and women?

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Miracles of healing

I have three brothers.  Once a month, I send ’em an e-mail to catch ’em up on the news.  This one was sent outside that schedule, for the reasons indicated.  Names have been changed, to protect my privacy.

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The path of presence

Thursday, May 1, 2014.  For several days, I’ve sought a sign as to whether presence is, indeed, the way to go.  No answer could be clearer than my experience this afternoon.  I’ve gone through exactly the transition described in “Chaos overwhelms the poor.”  I have power and competence to deal with my current circumstances, with the resources at hand.  I perceive the universe as a well-ordered place.  This cosmic harmony provides the foundation for hope.  I may soon be able to face with confidence the unknown, uncertain future.

That I did all this on my own raises the question of whether there exists, in the end, the unseen world.  I have that answer already; I’ve been in this place before.

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From “Chaos overwhelms the poor:”

Jesus and others have taught an approach to life that enables one to learn to care for oneself and begin to establish harmony in one’s immediate situation.
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The self-loving reptile

This post has been a long time coming.

Many people in my world are fundamentally reptilian.

This largely accounts for their social marginalization.

The question is how to, for want of a better word, humanize them.

ADVISORY: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE.

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The wandering will

Cartesian space
A vector in a three-dimensional space.

I envision the emotional or spiritual world as a ten-dimensional space, in which a vector (arrow) beginning at the origin (the center of the space) depicts a person’s emotional state at any point in time.  The vector’s length indicates the intensity of one’s emotions at a given moment, while its direction indicates what kinds of feelings those are — equal parts joy and sadness, for example, or some anger and much love.

These are the energies one is emanating at that moment, the kinds of light or darkness one creates.
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Major changes coming.

The last five chapters of The Way of Peace (TWOP) are finished and will be released on consecutive days beginning 11/10/18.  Thereafter, in order to get all chapters of TWOP together in one place, I will change the dates of the existing previous chapters to make them contiguous with the new ones.

The text of TWOP makes reference to perhaps two dozen other regular posts.  To be determined: whether or not to redate those posts as well to make them contiguous with the main body of TWOP.  That may necessitate, in turn, redating some already published Monday, Thursday and Saturday posts.

So there may be a big shakeup.

False prophets in the Bible

Working on the post “Other Jesus sayings,” which will probably appear in December, I must soon deal with Jesus saying, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country,” etc. (Mt. 13:57, Mk. 6:4, Lk. 4:24).

Those whom I regard as false prophets today are trolls.

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Writing and discipline

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

I don’t write easy things.

Sometimes I can’t tell the story but from a state of emotional upset, and I may balk at allowing myself to get into that state.  Other times, I may balk at other things.  I have gotten next to nowhere with the piece I’ve been working on now for two weeks, and I finally know why.

The problem is, I’m indecisive.  The solution is to resurrect the approach that allowed me to succeed in college (BA, 1977), and become a disciplined writer.
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