Category Archives: -Self-

What we fear the most

I had to laugh at myself. I finished that long post on fear yesterday and carefully tapped danced around the ultimate fear, our fear of death. So if you will stay with me, I’d like to address that fear today. … Continue reading

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Our uneasy relationship with fear

A loud, jarring noise woke me. I couldn’t fit it into a known category, and the hair on the back of my neck start to rise. Was it a burglar in the night? Was my life in danger? My heart … Continue reading

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Walking the tightrope to find a balanced life

When I was little the circus would come to town, and if my folks had the money we’d go see a performance. I liked the horses, didn’t find the clowns terribly funny, and gasped at the tigers and lions. But … Continue reading

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Voluntary simplicity in a 272 channel television world

Photo: Wikimedia Creative Commons Sometimes ideas arrive in your life at exactly the time you need them. Tonight I was reading Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich by Duane Elgin. He describes how the … Continue reading

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The Holy Ones

It is Sunday, and although I will not be going to church today, I got to thinking about things sacred and unseen. I’ve been wondering about what happens to the truly holy man (or woman) is our culture. By “our”, I … Continue reading

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Living the simple life is not always simple

When I moved the country, I gave up a newspaper and check news on the Internet. I don’t do shopping much, either. WalMart somehow does not inspire the same window shopping mania for me that Williams Sonoma or Neiman Marcus … Continue reading

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Why we all could use a good time out

Remember as a little kid when you got placed in the corner for a timeout? This surprisingly effective maneuver on the part of the parents gives a tantrum-throwing youngster the chance to stop what they are doing and slow down … Continue reading

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