It may not be entirely obvious, but any hopes I’ve had of substantial weight loss have stalled since February. In fact, until today, I haven’t tracked my calories or weight in 67 days. I am pleased to be able to report, however, that my weight has remained essentially stable in that time. My spreadsheet reports […]

Good morning, friends. I’m just sitting here and enjoying my morning coffee after completing the the morning’s class work. The moment needn’t be a dramatic one for it to be enjoyable. Do you take the time to really enjoy your morning coffee? Please be well, my friends.

Today I’ve felt a little like I was born in the wrong time and place… I know that sounds a little dramatic. I understand that I have become what I am, where I am, because of my own kamma, because of what I have done before, and that (quite cyclically) my being here and now […]

Hello Friends, I promised there would be some sort of update on my weight tracking, so that’s what this will be today. Mind you, the Christmas and New Years holidays essentially blew any progress I could have made through December… surely there are some that could fault me for that, so before anyone says anything […]

Good afternoon, my friends. Another year of my life’s story is nearing an end and I find myself contemplating whether I am really accomplishing anything meaningful in this life. Sometimes it is a little hard to see it, but we each have opportunities to make change in the world around us — often in small […]

This Christmas season I’m trying to make sure that I maintain a certain sense of contentment, particularly when I’m asked the usual question: “What do you want for Christmas?” I really just want my family to enjoy themselves. My own religious predilections aside, I do enjoy the Christian holiday season (even if I feel is […]

Hello friends, Many of my friends and family will recall that in 2011 and into the very beginning of 2012 I shed between 70 and 80 pounds in a matter of about six months. I never really blogged about the weight loss in and of itself — it was a very difficult time for me […]

My wife and I recently made a quick visit to my Dad’s house to pick up a few items of essentially sentimental value before the property is lost to foreclosure (a long story I don’t need to get into really) as an aftershock of his passing over a year ago. It was an emotional walkthrough […]

Hello friends, Today I am observing November’s Full Moon Uposatha day. I’ve mentioned previously [here and here, for instance] that the Uposatha observance involves certain precepts that are additional to the regular practice proscribed by the Buddha to laypeople, so you should read those for additional background information that I may not choose to go […]

Hello friends, I’ve been thinking a bit about gain and loss, or more specifically the fear of loosing what one has gained. I’m certain the Buddha spoke of this fear more than once, but my memory recalls most clearly a the instance when it was mentioned in the Lokavipatti Sutta, the sutta on the eight worldly conditions. These […]

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