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Beyond is and is not

Porto is a marvelous place, like a Disney  Land of the mind.

I gave a beggar a coin at the Igreja Paroquel de Santo Ildefonzo. He says “Obrigado” (Thank you). 438 more words


I alone don't care


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We walked up the hill toward the Cathedral of Porto. The cathedral was designed like a fort  in an era when the people needed to be able to defend themselves against medieval armies. 837 more words


The empire is sacred

“The empire is a sacred vessel and nothing should be done to it. Whoever does anything will ruin it; whoever lays hold of it will lose it.” Tao Te Ching (XXIX) … 70 more words


The 10,000 Things

What why when where who whither ten-thousand things?

(H)o-keh, for me, it was twenty-thousand things.  20,000 instances and occurences this life I’d do over, if I could. 518 more words

Me(s)mory Laying

Wisdom & Spiritual Texts

I haven’t written about my response to spiritual writings before, as it’s quite a challenge. But they are a part of literature, alongside anything else that people may feel them to be… 665 more words


Stop thinking and end your problems


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We walked on an ancient Roman road, used by thousands and thousands of pilgrims between 1000 and 1200  CE and now used by modern pilgrims. 450 more words


Throw away holiness and wisdom

On the way to Oliveira, we stopped at the shrine beside the Roman road and looked into the face of Jesus.

Jesus says, “Ask and you will receive. 300 more words