Descriptive vs. Opinionated

Can language be descriptive without being opinionated? Can we ever say anything that is objective? We all have our point of view. I love that expression. If you’ve ever drawn one point perspective you know that the image changes depending upon where you put the point. We all have our own point determined by our…

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Deserving or Entitled

Oh, how I hate getting triggered. Privilege and entitlement still get to me. I’ve often heard what bothers us in others is what we don’t like about ourselves. I’ve thought that I’ve acknowledged the many privileges I’ve had, but do I hold some sense of entitlement? Do I feel that I am entitled to respect…

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Art vs. Commerce

I go between commerce being a way for artists to exist producing their art to feeling like art is minimalized when it has to fit into the commercial world. I wonder would Michelangelo have produced the Sistine Chapel if he didn’t need to make money? Would Alexander McQueen have lived longer if the pressure of…

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Ease or Flexibility

Life is sound, i.e. vibrations. If you slow a pitch down enough it is just clicks. We hear because of the pulsing—the giving and taking away. Light is just pulsing sped up faster than our physical bodies can detect the separate waves. The search for ease is often misunderstood to be stillness or the lack…

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Achieving vs. Accepting

I have realized after many years that taking time to acknowledge success is just as important as striving to be better. If you never stop to acknowledge yourself, it’s like taking a hike and never stopping to enjoy the view. There is not a conflict between being grateful for what you have and where you…

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Social good vs. Socialism

Social good is something that benefits the largest number of people in the largest possible way… (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/social_good.asp) …socialism is based on the idea that common or public ownership of resources and means of production leads to a more equal society. (https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-e&q=socialism+definition, what does socialism mean in simple terms) Often one thinks of golf as the…

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What will we do…or not do

I finally decided to suffer the violence and watch Squid Games, the show that everyone is talking about. It brings up so many questions about what we will do to stay alive, how connected or disconnected is trust and honesty, and what we did to get into positions where we have to make difficult choices.…

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Competition with Yourself or Others

Competition has been trumped (pun intended) by wining at all cost. It took me along time to accept that I was competitive. I remember playing softball in high school gym class. I hung out with the less than athletic bunch. We were always on a team together, and they didn’t care about winning. I remember…

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Needs or Desires

What is enough? Since moving my mother out of a 2,500 square foot house (with about 2,000 sq. feet of basement) that she lived in for 50 years, I’ve been rethinking stuff. I am a collector. I love books, paper, bottles, glass, jewelry, and most things that sparkle. Most of my “things” have stories to…

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Doing vs. Feeling

As I was hiking the Swiss Alps, using walking sticks, I felt like I had four legs. I first did this back in the mountains of Colorado after I found some dried Aspen roots that I used for walking sticks. Later I scurried up desert rocks using my hands as two more paws. I mentioned…

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