We Brits seem to stumble blindly from one situation to another, and do we learn anything from
our experiences???? I THINK NOT!
Our parlimentarians are currupt, as are our peers (The people in the house of lords whom we are supposed to
call 'sir' and take our moralistic leads from). It now seems that a large number of the Great British public
(I'm not really sure we have the right to have the prefix of Great anymore) are so stupid I almost wet myself
I am a practicing Buddhist. For many years I associated Buddhism in the West with New Agey phenomena, much of which sounds goofy and willfully facile and irrational to my ears.
But Buddhism is not like that. At its core it couldn't be any simpler. Most people know, or have heard, of the "Four Noble Truths" and "The Eight-fold Path." For me what it amounts to is this -- life will inevitably lead to suffering: I know that I shall age, grow old and die. What I do not know is
Updated September 25th, 2010 at 02:00 AM by hbcat
It began simply enough.
A couple weeks ago I'm at my doctor's office, getting an annual checkup. Though I have had a few recent problems, I figured that this would be ho-hum routine.
I'm a pretty healthy guy; I'm trim-- 190 LB, 6'2"; I climb mountains, lap pools, eat well and exercise often, so I had NO expectation of what came next-- the moment when the doc put his stethescope to my neck and goes -- "Uh- oh".
A million-watt, neon-bright "WHAAA???..."
Updated January 15th, 2012 at 02:01 PM by Hof
Last week I went on a 350-mile road trip--700 roundtrip-- Ocala to Naples then back.
As I entered I-75 south of Ocala, I was immediately surrounded by a school of Ferraris, about a dozen of them, off to a car show somewhere. (I LOVE Ferraris--any Ferrari. I would sell my liver to get one).
Some in the pack were old, most were new-ish; it was heady company to be in. We swam together for 10 minutes or so, but finally I pulled ahead and left them behind me. Being so high profile,
It does not,or should not take much for people to look at their lives and figure out if they can make a small change
to maybe make it more amiable. In todays current situation of lay offs and cuts, it would be nice to change just one
part of ones life to be more contented without it costing a pretty penny.
We live on the top floorof a Victorian house, where at the front is the Firth of Clyde and at the back there is a largeish garden
where a horse and coach was able to
Updated July 14th, 2010 at 01:29 PM by secubis