May 2007

You just don’t know. That lady who cut you off this morning? Maybe she was just delivered the straw that broke the camel’s back before leaving the house that morning. The guy who jumped the concessions line at the movie theater? Maybe his mind was just somewhere else. Or hell, maybe his vision isn’t so […]

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I live in a neighborhood set smack dab between the rich and the not-so-rich, my building equidistant from their respective grocery stores. Both stores are clean, new and well-stocked. There’s only one real difference: the prices are better at the poor grocery store…and everything else is better at the rich grocery store. Basically, you pay […]

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I had a number of good lessons make their presence known today, but by the time I finished driving the distance between my place and My Summer House, I’d pretty much settled on The Story of the Blockbuster Guyâ„¢ as tonight’s post. I used the time to run through them, and the day, and to […]

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The Youngster was in the neighborhood today, so he dropped by for a visit. While we talk on the phone and exchange emails quite often these days, the in-person visits are more fun for catching up, and, let’s face it, act as more of a tonic than do the more remote forms of communication. He […]

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It hit me over breakfast, or rather, as I sipped the pre-breakfast coffee he’d made for me, that The BF has finally matched, if not surpassed, my ability to make a good, stovetop Americano. It also struck me that coffee, while not traditionally associated with zen buddhism, is a dandy example of the Zen of […]

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Operation Complete Backup has been on hold for awhile, which at first seem kind of ridiculous since the precipitating event knocked me on my ass, but if you think about this whole lessons series, makes all the sense in the world. I won’t bother with a lengthy description of what happened, mainly because I have […]

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Today I did two things with all my heart. And, pressed for time as I was, I felt peace in the “yes” and joy in the doing. I also agreed to one thing with half my heart, and from the moment of my saying “yes”, the pit of dread and the choruses of regret (Stupid! […]

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What trips you up? Pride? Temper? Fear? I get shanghai’d by all three, sometimes in combination, but nothing gets me like patience. Because I have so damned little of it. Today, I almost did a foolish thing, I almost bailed on an opportunity because it wasn’t getting me somewhere fast enough. (Well, I also felt […]

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When things are heavy on my mind, as they were last night, I sleep fitfully, dream much, awaken often. I woke up finally this morning with a bolt, and a strange directive: Olive Prouty. I’ll spare you the woowoo details, but I’m fairly sure it was a message from Mom. Why she’s pestering me from […]

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I had a call today from The Youngster, an ex who is both a current friend and collaborator. Along with The BF, we’re working on a couple of interesting projects (one I can show you; one I’ve alluded to) that have, in the main, gone swimmingly, but have been quite a lot of work (as […]

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