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The Soundtrack of Your Life

8 Nov 2018 16:08


Lots of writers I know have a soundtrack for their work — a playlist that keeps them focused during the long hours of writing, editing and rewriting that goes into producing quality work. Others of us use different tricks to keep our minds from wandering. I’ve talked to several who, like me, are happy with [...]

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Actualize Good for Others

30 Oct 2018 17:17


  Taking refuge in the Buddha. Taking refuge in the Dharma. Taking refuge in the Sangha.   Do not create evil. Practice good. Actualize good for others.       Affirm life — do not kill. Be giving — do not steal. Honor the body — do not misuse sexuality.       Manifest truth [...]

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Red Birds and Remembrance

17 Oct 2018 12:46


Finding myself with a persistent earworm, I’m surprised that it’s not a popular song or something from a musical or movie soundtrack. I’ve never before experienced one involving red birds although, when my son was very small there was a certain purple dinosaur and that famous group known as The Muppets. But that was some [...]

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