Category Archives: General Thoughts

The Illusion of Immortality

Often I work with people of all ages who have chronic, life-threatening illnesses. At times the presence of life-threatening illness is uncomfortable to be around. After some soul searching I think that for myself the reason for the discomfort is that ongoing threat to life punctures my illusion that I will live forever, that this …

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Cultural Fictions

I have been working and living in more multi-cultural settings the last few years and have discovered that the American Melting Pot is fictional. It never existed I think. It was a concept that allowed people in the US to feel good about the caste system here. I have no way to know who came …

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Posting again

My school days are now over. I am still me; the essential core me is still the same that is to say. My brain and belief system have been altered by new knowledge and concepts about history, ancient texts of a few religions, gender theory, mysticism, asceticism, post-colonialism, and sacredness. I have become more radical …

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Should I Grow My Hair Long?

For decades I had hair long enough to reach the middle of my back. A couple of times I ha it cut to shoulder length, and then would immediately grow it back down. Last summer I had it cut VERY short. Less than an inch in places. People complimented me on my new look. But …

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