Category Archives: Philosophy

Agreeing to Disagree…How-To’s and How-Not-To’s

Agreeing to disagree is a very powerful tool in solidifying and keeping friendships…if you understand how to do it. When most people “agree to disagree” it is code for “You are too stubborn to see my point of view, so … Continue reading

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Meditating: If you are having trouble, try movement rather than stillness.

I’ve never been able to meditate.  I feel silly.  I’m sitting there…or lying…eyes closed…or staring at a candle…whatever…and I can’t do anything but think about the fact that I’m trying not to think about it…this thought process is intermittently interrupted … Continue reading

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I FINALLY started watching Battlestar Galactica, but I can geek out now.

It took a while to get started because I made my wife watch the entire 1970’s version before starting the new series.  A little because it’s like sharing my childhood with my wife, but mostly I love seeing the changes … Continue reading

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I’ll admit it. I’m the problem of America. There…I said it. Are you happy now?

I was all set this morning to write about fighting with Bible beaters in the subway because I, a lapsed Catholic, know my scriptures better than those hypocritical preachers…but then I had a different experience in the subway: The subway … Continue reading

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America has been accused of being addicted to “Blind Faith”. I say that’s not true…

“America’s Addiction to Blind Faith”?  I don’t think so… Don’t get me wrong, there’s a problem of faith in this country…but I feel that it’s far, far worse than blind faith. Blind faith would be looking at a bag of … Continue reading

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It’s nice to see that at one things don’t change

My wife has a new rule in her third grade classroom…no more “what if”? Generally she believes that imaginative thinking is amazingly good for third graders, but it also hinders explaining even the simplest things…like fire drills. “What if you’re … Continue reading

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My New Sangha…or: Why it Took a Buddhist to Convince Me to Give Up Meat for Lent

I’m a flexitarian. I say that with pride because there are other flexitarians in the world (Michael Pollan) that are flexitarians for the right reasons. In reality I’m flexitarian for the wrong reasons: I’m just lazy. I know all the … Continue reading

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