Monthly Archives: January 2010

Phedre disappoints

Phedre Last night I went to see ACT’s production of Phedre which had received many good reviews. I had a hard time following the play, to tell the truth. Racine must have written this a few centuries ago yet some older plays still hold up under modern audiences. Last night’s audience disappointed me. They laughed when […]

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Fragrance Crimes

Fragrance crimes Why oh why do people think the world should smell them? Honestly! I don’t understand it! Wearing perfume so strong that it wafts through a room after a person is really unattractive. I think it is like those in cars who blare their music to the world. You know those cars, they stop […]

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Open Handed…

Satisfied with what is in your hand? I remember once going to a talk at a local Buddhist retreat. At the beginning of the talk the speaker asked the audience to hold out their hand and then make a fist. We all dutifully did this and held our fists for what seemed a long time. […]

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Death Penalty

Lacking in Compassion “Reliving Horror in a Connecticut Case That Tests the Death Penalty” NY Times, 1/19/2010 I am lacking in compassion today. I realized this when I read again about the crime committed in Connecticut on the Petit family. Mrs. Petit and her two daughters were brutally raped and murdered in 2007 and the […]

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happiness

I read somewhere a long time ago that the happiest people were the ones who could look at their accomplishments and be proud of them. This seems simple, right? You set a goal for yourself and then check it off your list once you have finished with it. I find the idea of this is […]

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Add a bit of magic to your life

When my friend visited me last week we bought a new light for my front gate. The gate has become a beacon to my house and makes me happy. It’s a small light which casts a glow all around the front gate and when I come home I smile at the light. It represents happiness […]

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one foot out the door: go with instinct or denial?

When in a relationship it is a good idea to keep one foot out the door: true or false ? You might not believe this was a good way to operate? All the self-help books as well as the “right way to have a relationship” books would be shocked at that credo. You are supposed to […]

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