Monthly Archives: August 2018

8/31/18: Implicitly Naked

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself ------ Ellas McDaniel a.k.a. Bo Diddley ------------------------------------------- Earlier this week I was driving to work and listening to Krista Tippett interviewing Mahzarin Banaji and I remember thinking... "Dang, Krista! You sure have created a great job for yourself. Good for you!" Listening to Ms. Banaji and her [...]

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8/30/18: New Verse to an Old Song

Up ahead I saw the future A stretch of barren beach I knew that I was headed nowhere The horizon out of reach So I turned and headed back I was present in my past Now and then mere twin directions The next intersecting the last ------ Loudon Wainwright III (Fresh Fossils 2001) ---------------------------------------------------- Walking [...]

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8/29/18: Naked is, as Naked Does

When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go, you know, I went. ------ Forrest Gump --------------------------------------- I get up to pee It's just me The last thing last night I now see I lie down to sleep Not to creep I cuddle and feel It is [...]

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8/28/18: Happiness Rules

"Do you have change sir?" "I'm sorry?" "I have two dollars." "Yes, but with the extra passenger, it's four dollars." "I know, I have twenty dollar bill." "Ok, please step on the lift sir. Careful now. There's no rush." As I operate the lift, help my psassenger to his seat and secure his walker, I [...]

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8/27/18: All The Naked People

Have you been around Have you done your share of comin' down On different things that people do? Have you been aware? You got brothers and sister who care About what's gonna happen to you In a year from now Maybe I'll be there to shake your hand Maybe I'll be there to share the [...]

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8/26/18: The Morning Practice (A Day Remains)

“Care and Quality are internal and external aspects of the same thing. A person who sees Quality and feels it as he works is a person who cares. A person who cares about what he sees and does is a person who’s bound to have some characteristic of quality.”  ------ Robert M. Pirsig, (Zen and [...]

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8/25/18: Agressive Nakedness

"We can’t connect unless we are already separate; and we can’t separate unless we are already connected. Such is the apparent paradox of relationship. Real intimacy is the art of balancing togetherness and apartness so that they are not so much polar opposites as they are dance partners. The relationship is the dance floor; what [...]

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8/24/18: Road Moment

Scanning the small island horizon as I drive back to base, I'm reminded of another time, another home, another road. These clouds are oddly familiar as they line up above the mountains over Honolulu. Marching like certain Minnesota clouds. On those Minnesota roads so long ago, my foolish young friends and I would drive like [...]

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8/23/18: Dank

 Inhale, two, three, four, five, six… Exhale, two, three, four, five, six… Inhale, two, three, four, five, six… Exhale, two, three, four, five, six… All I can do, all I am Yesterday was all conjecture No need Doing what needs to be done The storm approaches The jungle will be alone Call my sweetheart, call [...]

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8/22/18: Eerie Gray Calm

Inhale, two, three, four, five, six… Exhale, two, three, four, five, six… Inhale, two, three, four, five, six… Exhale, two, three, four, five, six… To be ready, to be prepared Yesterday was about the display No panic Checking reports of progress The storm progresses without comment The jungle is quiet Text my sweetheart, call my [...]

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