Monthly Archives: April 2011

Meditations and Meanderings from January 2010

Dear Reader, Over the years I have collected different things I wrote down at different times, and here are a few passages from one especially prolific month.  Enjoy.  Redolent of Lao Tse here, of New Age drivel there.  But I … Continue reading

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The former Ahmanson Ranch

What a beautiful stretch of land.  I took these by hiking up a steep hill near the park entrance. So many paths, so many beautiful places to go.  I’ll go straight up this first, tough hill. I ravish these hills … Continue reading

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Wild mustard

The hills are now a color riot.  Did you know that wild mustard seeds can be used to make spicy Chinese mustard?  Random trivia.  Anyway, this is the trailhead to any number of cool hikes through and above Aliso Canyon.  … Continue reading

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Another hike with friends

This afternoon I went walking with two friends from work — Joanne Spangler and Ed McBride — and took these photos near Mount Boney, outside Newbury Park, California. This lovely rock formation is part of the Santa Monica Mountains.  As … Continue reading

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Iris madness

Being the deep kind of guy that I am, I always look for analogies between everyday experiences and spiritual enlightenment.  I found a few in my own back yard.  Oops, another analogy!  The back yard to me represents the spiritual … Continue reading

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Cosmic Comments, Part I

1.  Living totally in the ego is like living in your car when you don’t have to.  Accepting your own spirituality is like being free to move into a larger house with more cool stuff. 2. In joy, all is forgiven.  … Continue reading

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I Love Carl Jung

I believe that we have a common consciousness, a vast collective fire that binds all of us, heart to heart.  It is only when we recognize, acknowledge, and take responsibility for this common consciousness that we grow as individuals, without … Continue reading

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