Category Archives: Various life philosophies

Stable Light

She said “I hope you do as well as you can, for as long as you can.” Reminded me of an Odetta signature sentiment: Go well Stay well

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Guidance

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: Before my stepfather Ed died, we didn’t talk about it. He graciously pretended for me he wasn’t about to die, even though he was telling all our friends, I heard later, that he was. … Continue reading

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Deadline

When you know it’s over When did it begin

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Finality

If one knew the exit was sooner, how might one’s behaviour change? Sometimes a burst, sometimes nothing at all. Denial Retrenchment Re-engagement Self-generated last rites

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Penultimate

When reflecting on one’s time, is it preferable, if not necessary, to perceive that one has made a difference? To be able to point out to a particular incident that defines one’s contribution, assuming that one needs definition? Some take … Continue reading

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Driver

Have written here and here about how people, when faced with the knowledge of terminal illness, often then accomplish so much. Unfortunate that we often don’t see the short line. Still amazed when watching Patrick Swayze in The Beast, pushing … Continue reading

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Matthew McConaughey Oscar Acceptance Speech

Matthew McConaughey, 2014 Best Actor, Dallas Buyers Club: Something to look up to Something to look forward to Someone to chase “It’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.” Charles Laughton: “When you have God, you have a friend, and that … Continue reading

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Getting to

Neil Remington Abramson, a Presbyterian Elder, commented as follows, I have been studying Zen precepts. These are the sixteen Zen Buddhist precepts, equivalent to the Ten Commandments in the Judeo-Christian tradition. The initiate begins by studying the first five and … Continue reading

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Backing

Where one looks to where one might have been and sees the futility in the gaze. Wisdom in accepting accountability for the present. And past. Look through Some history in image Some light

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Value

Didn’t quite understand the message of the Mr. Lube ad, where the mother has her children fake disruption, in order to get an appointment that wasn’t necessary in the first place: Teaching one’s children well…

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