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10 Canards and 2 Great Truths

ca-nard: an unfound story or belief 1.”It is what it is.” No, it is what we make it. As a wise man once said: “So our troubles, we believe, are basically of our own making. They arise out of ourselves.” 2. “Oh you know how I am.” A fine way to…

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The Gift

It was while talking with my psychiatrist about a recent near fatal mishap that he laid this on me: “You have a death wish.” Well great! Now there are two actions that I know of that may lead to some solution; one calls for several years with my shrink, the other…

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But Wait… I’m The Come Back Kid.

I read a story of a pilot, who had come near death several times in accidents connected to flying. In counseling he revealed that he “always landed on his feet”. His psychiatrist observed that in order to land on your feet, you’ve got to fall off of something. Or in…

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What’s love got to do with it?

At a dear friend’s 50th anniversary dinner, Edward (Not his real name) told a story about a couple, who after 25 years of matrimony, had decided to part “because they weren’t happy.” Ed asked this question: “What does happiness have to do with marriage?” As if marriage makes you happy.…

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Intentions

I don’t set goals-benchmarks-that I must hit. I do have intentions. That is,  visions that I have conjured, that portend a life I’d love to live. Goals are achieved, driven by fear fueled motivation. Intentions are received over time.  Goals are often set in a negative pallet: “I won’t eat…

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Example of Dreamquest Dreaming

Day 2 “2025-2026 has been such a magical time! Louise and I have returned to Texas after our December stay in our Santa Fe home. January and February were spent in Sun City and we are surrounded by friends. We love this community and my February performance of “A Guru…

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Dreamquest 2020

Thanksgiving Day 2020 and this morning starts a day of reflection. Reflection and thanks for all that I have been given, all that has been taken from me, all that I have attracted to me, and all that is left behind. I will start this day by writing on a…

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We Can March to Either Drummer

Good-bad, right-wrong, faith-fear, love-hate, positive-negative, dark from light. All within the parameters of the powers of choice, that we as human beings have at any given time. Rabbi Byron Sherwin (of blessed memory) once said to me that “G-d loved man so much that he gave him a power that…

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