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Musings

Application of intellect reveals how pointless our lives are:  We live for a short span and are confined to one world among billions.  But wisdom and maturity dictate that we try our absolute best, and enjoy every second of it.   30 more words

Blog

Patience of Job

A week ago we were promised that tomorrow Clive would be given a bed and a hoist to help him get away from the sofa where he’s lain now for almost six months. 91 more words

Living In Italy

Vientiane and the no-name shrine

The bus ride from Luang Prabang was tough.

What they call VIP buses really have no VIP benefits: same leg space as in the other buses, same level of filthiness. 395 more words

Travel

Three Day Quote Challenge - pt 2

The Challenge

On Saturday, I was challenged by MarieMathilda to take on the ‘Three Day Quote Challenge’. As this is one of those fun things that you can do all sorts of things with, I am happy and excited to accept the challenge. 129 more words

Photography

Monday Motivation Quote #7 - Live For Now

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

We are human of course we will think of the past and dream beautifully into the future but all that truly matters is NOW. 66 more words

Jordan Bone

Acceptance

The term “acceptance” is a difficult one for me especially in light of its frequent use in so-called spiritual discourse. Much of it had to do with my own vote of the path as a necessarily difficult one that requires a lot of effort and a definite rejection of complacency. 142 more words

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