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My first diet. Really.

My first diet. Really.

My BMI (Body Mass Index) is 25.2. Overweight starts at 25. So I’m now on a diet. I like to claim that I have always been thin. Mostly that’s because I was thin for a very long time. But little by little I’ve progressed from not thin through normal through the higher end of normal and finally to being officially overweight at 64 years of age. It’s clear to me that my idea of overweight is a non-event to most people....

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Anti-anti-vaccine campaign.

Anti-anti-vaccine campaign.

I got a rush of blood to my head this morning and created a “cause”. (Unfortunately, it’s faded away.  It’s no longer on the net). If you don’t want to click on the link, here’s what it says: Most people who post or share anti-vaccine propaganda on Facebook are not fanatics. This campaign is about politely but firmly encouraging them to stop doing that. Remarkably, this works and will help clean up the...

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We live in exciting times!

We live in exciting times!

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What precisely is meant by spirituality?

What precisely is meant by spirituality?

It’s a word that I tend to not use.  It seems to me like a word that can mean a great many different things depending on who’s saying it and the context.  It seems like a word that can be spoken by one person, who has a meaning in mind, and received by another who interprets it as meaning something entirely different.  It can mean living in a cave for 10 years or appreciating the beauty of a rainbow.  Or almost anything in...

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Back when I could sing. Moon River a cappella.

Back when I could sing.  Moon River a cappella.

    It’s not really true that I could sing then (three years ago) any better then than I can sing now.  Some days I convince myself that I can sing and other days I have evidence of the opposite.  Anyway, I enjoy it and will probably always find a way to do some singing. This is a recording I made by putting my iPhone on the floor when Alchemy A Cappella were rehearsing this number.  We worked on it for months, performed it...

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Is Buddhism a religion?

Is Buddhism a religion?

Talking to friend last week, she insisted that Buddhism is not a religion.  She’s a Tibetan Buddhist and certainly knows more than I do, but I wasn’t convinced. I listened to a recording of Letting Go of God by Julia Sweeney a couple of years ago.  Julia Sweeney was brought up Catholic and the monologue (and stage show and book) chronicle her journey from being a believer to being an atheist.  It’s very funny and moving...

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98 hits on Wednesday! Wow!

98 hits on Wednesday! Wow!

When I started this blog I had in mind just playing; experimenting with the medium, being anonymous and not paying any attention to whether or not anyone was reading it. It didn’t really seem important. Within a couple of weeks I found myself adding “Share” buttons to the posts, finding ways to have each post automatically announced to Facebook, Twitter and Linked In, and sending copies to my (so far) uncomplaining...

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