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Is it beautiful?

It’s funny. I thought that when I got my own house, the coolest thing would be to fill it up with all my treasures. Book. Magazines. Comics. Video games. CDs and DVDs, LPs and assorted knick-knacks. A treasure hoard worthy of a dragon. As it turns out, now that have a house, I feel like […]

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Taking The Day Off

Nothing wrong with taking a day off. Even God needed one. Except… If it’s not a strict commitment (like your job) where other people keep you accountable, then breaking the chain is problematic. Because it’s much easier to let it slide. It’s much easier to break a chain than to fix one. A cheat day […]

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A Handful of Quick Points About Meditation

I started learning about and practicing meditation a little under a decade ago – that is, if you discount the time I’ve spent as a kid trying to mimic the meditation practice of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  I’m not an avid meditator; I’ve been doing it on and off, somethings practicing every day for […]

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Reminders of Death

I was once told a story about a ritual observed by the generals of the Roman Empire after a victorious campaign. As the general was paraded in full shining regalia through the streets of Rome, waving atop his chariot to the people gathered in celebration, he would have a slave standing beside him, a little […]

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Proven by Science

One of my favorite authors keeps mentioning the 5-Minute Journal so I thought I’d check it out. Looks nice – and claims its effectiveness to be “proven by science.” The web page cites (but does not link to) a “multi-year project” by the University of California. Again, the journal looks nice, and I take no […]