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Must You Feel Empty and Lonely?

Must You Feel Empty and Lonely? Usually inspired by J. Krishnamurti’s words, these excerpts from his teachings left me troubled: People running away from emptiness, incompleteness, loneliness, are not different from what they seek to...
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Defecation, Fornication, and Dissociation

Joshua Tree National Park, CaliforniaFriday, January 8, 2021 Defecation, Fornication, and Dissociation A most troubling triad, I know, but here’s the point: Every single day, unless you’re eating extremely poorly, you poop at some point....
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Covid and Complexity

Wednesday, October 14, 2020Glendale, California Covid and Complexity We human beings struggle mightily with the endless complexity of our world. It arouses anxiety. To cope, we tend to categorize, i.e. Democrat versus Republican, Black versus...
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The Perfect Paradox of Identity

Saturday, May 9, 2020Glendale, California The Perfect Paradox of Identity On the one hand, most psychologists and philosophers agree that, to function effectively as an adult, you need a cohesive sense of identity. The narrative should...
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Covid: Living in the Pre-Industrial Age

Sunday, April 12, 2020 Glendale, California Covid: Living in the Pre-Industrial Age Probably not the best time for a history lesson, but this bizarre period of “sheltering in place” brings the industrial revolution to mind....
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