Monthly Archives: September 2013

Vanity

“[P]eople are generally quite as vain, or even more so, of their deficiencies than of their available gifts” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables 1851, chapter 5: “May & November”   “The clouds will part & the … Continue reading

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Inadvertent Buddhist Teachings VI

“I want happiness, as all living creatures do.” ~ Barnabas Collins, Dark Shadows, episode 300  

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Window

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What if Names Were Spells, Sealing Our Fate?

A boy grows up pining for his parents’ love. His inability to secure it isn’t a function of their negligence, of course, but of his secret, inherent deficiency. When it comes to naming his own daughter, his first thought is … Continue reading

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