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From Christianity to Buddhism

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Be still and know that I am… Be still and know… Be still… Be.

Life

Preparing for a good death takes a lifetime.

A House Divided and Full of Fools

In 1858, in what is now known as his “House Divided” speech, Abraham Lincoln uttered the words, “A house divided against itself, cannot stand,” and in that instance, delivered one of the most important addresses in U.S. history. The speech marked his entrance into national politics at a time when the nation was profoundly at oddsContinue reading “A House Divided and Full of Fools”

Charles Dickens, Thomas Jefferson and a little Bob Dylan Thrown in Will Get You ‘Truth’

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, itContinue reading “Charles Dickens, Thomas Jefferson and a little Bob Dylan Thrown in Will Get You ‘Truth’”

When he is gone…

When he is gone, speak his name no more. Let the very thought of him fall to the cutting floor. Do not thrust your camera in his face. Let heaven and earth together forget his place. Do not seek him out to ask him who and when and what and why… Do not give himContinue reading “When he is gone…”

Blessed Winter Solstice, and Welcome to Christmas Week!

This morning at 5:02 EST, with a silver slice of Sister Moon Shining brightly,  Brother Sun stopped and stood completely still momentarily directly over the Tropic of Capricorn south of the equator. At that moment we welcomed this year’s Winter Solstice. Brother Sun now begins his long journey back to the north. Here at FallingContinue reading “Blessed Winter Solstice, and Welcome to Christmas Week!”

Fear Not!

“And the angel said unto them, fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” ~ Luke 2:10-11 Let me start by saying that I am a Cradle Catholic… What’s more, I am an Irish Roman Catholic which means I’ve even mixed a bit of DruidContinue reading “Fear Not!”

Always Darkest Before The Dawn!

The first person to use this proverb was Thomas Fuller, an English theologian, in the year 1650 and the idea behind this is related to the literal meaning of dawn. Dawn begins when the first light begins to show over the horizon from the sunrise. Therefore, there is the least light before dawn begins, because there while there isContinue reading “Always Darkest Before The Dawn!”

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