Category Archives: Collected Wisdoms

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Reflections on 2013

The end of one year and the start of the next is a time when I always like to take the time to reflect upon the last year, and to look forward to the next one.  I like to see … Continue reading

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Art and Life

There is in the soul of man a passionate unsatisfied longing for beauty.  As the complex nature of man-made existence of the modern world turns its machinery and its knowledge of science towards the comfort of humanity, it yet aggravates … Continue reading

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Art Is Life

Imagine my delight and surprise last week when a deliciously large package from a random stranger named Leanne Spanza arrived in the mail. And then imagine how wonderful it was to find it contained the painting above. A painting of … Continue reading

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Yes, I Am.

Well, this northern living isn’t as hard as I’d imagined.  I’m finding out that I’m getting out skiing much more often than many locals, those hardy people who’ve lived here for years, many of whom it turn out have set … Continue reading

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Tandi says…

I love this post about finding using a word to guide a way of living. For a year. Its a sort of New Year’s resolution. Attention is a great word, as is bravery, and comfort. I’ve a few good ones … Continue reading

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Surprising New Things in My Life

  Everything Changes:  not just the ending of the tv series Six Feet Under, but also a recurring observation amongst the wise sages of the world, across many religions.  All things change.  Perhaps the sages who knew this have also … Continue reading

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