Category Archives: Thoughts for Today

a place for general thoughts/rambling/musing

The Trump Phenomenon

I want to talk about Donald Trump. Yeah, I know. This site is about spirituality, not politics. As if these aren’t related. Hah! I do not want to talk about Mr. Trump’s policies. That may be for another time. 🙂 … Continue reading

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You did WHAT in HOW LONG?

Well, May and June certainly have been an incredible 2 months. First, we got a dog that turned out to be VERY hyperactive, needed TONS of attention, and then very sick and needed even MORE attention! Then I got a … Continue reading

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Double Vision

I have recently recovered from surgery in both my eyes. I was pretty much blind in my right eye due to cataracts, and my left eye didn’t have much longer before it was as bad. There was no option beside … Continue reading

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The Faust and the Furious

I have been meaning to read Goethe’s Faust for – oh, about 30 years! About 5 years ago I got what looked like a FANTASTIC translation. It was by Walter Kaufmann, who did such a GREAT job translating Nietzsche’s works … Continue reading

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Killing over pictures of Mohammed

There has been quite a lot of talk about “free speech” and the right of (mostly) westerners to make fun of the prophet of Islam, including making images and cartoons in his likeness. In the interest of peace, I feel … Continue reading

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Time for renewal

There has been so much going on in the last few years.  I don’t know even where to begin. The major effort has been completing my book Religion? Been There. Done That. (Discovering the Map of Your Spiritual Journey) It … Continue reading

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December – a Religious Holiday Extravaganza!

For billions of people in the world, this month celebrates many key religious holidays. On December 5th is Ashura – which Muslims celebrate the day that the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) fasted in solidarity with Jews as they celebrated Yom Kippur. … Continue reading

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1, 2 Freddy’s Coming for you

I love horror movies. There is something very cathartic to me in the act of being scared in a safe place. One of my favorite franchises is the Nightmare on Elm street series. [Yes, I know that the monster is … Continue reading

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Myth or Religion?

My daughter is in 8th grade and is learning about mythology.  Of course, that is really the gods and stories of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt. I remember when I learned about that stuff when I was her age. On … Continue reading

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On to other things.

This is to inform the world that effective, March 1, 2013, Of Mind And Spirit, LLC is no longer a legal corporation and is being dissolved, per the laws of North Carolina. While I am still pursuing a mind and … Continue reading

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