I’m having frustrations finding my kind of companion.

Go back; try again, Love, God

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Years ago, I would look at people

Years ago, I would look at people and ask myself whether they liked me.

I eventually learned to instead ask myself whether I like them.

I like you.… Read more

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A zen master once told me, “Do the opposite of what I tell you.”

So I don’t.
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Chocolate

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“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” ~Benjamin Franklin, the only person to have signed all four of the documents that helped to create our United States: the Declaration of Independence (1776); the Treaty of Alliance with France (1778); the Treaty of Peace between England, France, and the United States (1782); and our Constitution (1787). He helped write parts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. He was the founder of the University of Pennsylvania, the American Philosophical Society, the Pennsylvania Hospital, and the Franklin and Marshall College.

Thanks to public education, most people today believe that America is a “democracy.” But we’re not a democracy. We’re not “mob-ruled” as much as the puppet masters would like us to be. Our country was founded to be ruled by … Read more

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John Lennon was a boy scout and he sang in his church choir.

Years later, when a friend asked him what was the best lyric he ever wrote, he answered without hesitation; “All you need is Love.”

My favorite of his profundities is, “When I went to school, they asked me what I … Read more

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She: “There’s a spider in the bathroom. Will you please take care of it?”

Me: “I’ll raise it like it is one of my own, and have a little cry when it moves into its own place.”

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Diana Krall’s cover of Tom Waits’ wonderful song moves it up out of end-of-week melancholy into Saturday night/Sunday morning mellow. Mmmmm.

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Hear it here:

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