Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tribute to Norman Vincent Peale

http://www.guideposts.org/ * Guideposts magazine, a monthly publication, founded by Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, that provides hope, encouragement and inspiration to millions. Download of a condensed version of ‘The Power of Positive Thinking‘ absolutely FREE. * * Hello Friend Welcome … Continue reading

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“in-love-ed-ness” is a cultural prejudice, not an ontic [what is real] necessity — sage Steven Kalas

http://www.lvrj.com/view/steven-kalas-unions-of-love-friendship-both-viable-choices-176389931.html * The part of me that enjoys observing changing cultural patterns is more than intrigued. In Western civilization, limerance, otherwise known as the experience of being “in love,” is the Johnny-come-lately of marriage and life partnership. It’s hard for … Continue reading

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proximity/familiarity are everything in relationships, both lovely [devotion] & unlovely [contempt]

No rock composers had greater bandmates than our ubiquitous Beatles, led by band genesis Lennon, whose surreal qualities transfixed our baby boomer counterculture in the 1960s, ergo song Across the Universe  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yEItbal4ac * and matched in genius but superseded in songs … Continue reading

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See, “no” doesn’t make us [ugly]. And “yes” doesn’t make us beautiful. — Steven Kalas

Great therapist/writer Steven Kalas’  ouvre [life writings] are remarkable for their deepest truths and subject matter diversity. * Considered by females as  gorgeous, gregarious, and gifted,  Kalas’ elan [spirit] inspires us all to live life fully with meaning, hope, and love for … Continue reading

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Ki or qi — Asia’s center of the universe, so to speak

Eastern/Asian Ki or qi, where eternal truths originate & permeate thru our senses [2″ inside of the navel],  parallels Grecian morality plays/hamartia, seen as an error in judgment or unwitting mistake as applied to the actions of the tragic failed … Continue reading

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forgiving IS forgetting

We don’t aim at forgetting. Yet, when the power of forgiveness is asked for and given, the delightful paradox is that then we often do forget,  as Scripture’s Jesus intones.  Ephesians 4:32/Romans 3:23/Hebrews 8:12.   *   *   *   … Continue reading

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Jacques Barzan, our towering figure of cultural history

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/jacques-barzun-dead-cultural-historian-author-obituary_n_2020957.html?utm_hp_ref=arts&ir=Arts * Jacques Barzun Dead: Pioneering Cultural Historian And Author Dies At 104 * // // In this Sept. 17, 2002 file photo, Jacques Barzun sits for a portrait at his home in San Antonio. (File, AP Photo/Eric Gay) Jacques … Continue reading

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