Category Archives: the human story

Watermelon helps get the job done.


I had some landscape work done this week at my house, (here in Phoenix.) Temperatures hitting 112 this week. The workers start at 6 a.m. to beat some of the heat, but by 11 a.m. it is hot. (yeah  I … Continue reading

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Alumni Reunion #136


I attended my 35th High School reunion in Beardstown, Illinois over Memorial Day weekend. We have a reunion every 5 years, and I have made it to several of them. Beardstown is famous for its alumni weekend and every year, … Continue reading

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Does your car fit in your garage?


Our neighborhood emails recently had a warning that some cars in the area had been broken in to overnight. I felt lucky that I had a garage to keep my 2003 Ford Explorer “safe”. Many people have only carports, or … Continue reading

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Before enlightenment cleaning toilets


I clean my own toilets. I used to have a cleaning person come every couple of weeks, but with the current economy, that stopped a few years ago. So, I have to clean them, or they won’t get cleaned. Have … Continue reading

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Being in the moment


      I listened to a talk today, about how the mind is never satisfied, it never gets enough. Most of us have this problem. The mind is never content, because it never finds what it truly needs, lasting … Continue reading

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Buddha Buddha Here’s a Buddha, There’s a Buddha


I think it is the latest rage, Buddhamania. He’s everywhere now….all over blogs like tinybuddha, buddhist blog rings, Buddha blog, even Buddha dog animal massage! The zen of it all. What’s the draw? Face it-Buddha is a cool dude. Just … Continue reading

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If it’s yellow-let it mellow, if it’s brown-flush it down


This was one of the rules where I stayed, near the Haitian tent camp last week. Although I was sleeping in a tent, I had access to toilets and to conserve precious water this sign was posted over the toilets. … Continue reading

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