Month: March 2007

Mad World

Iraqi shoppers lured to their deaths A truck driver’s cruel ruse leaves at least 50 dead in the northern city of Tall Afar. BAGHDAD — The shoppers who filled a strip of grocery stores in Tall Afar could not believe their good fortune when a truck loaded with flour pulled up Tuesday evening and the […]

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For the Record…

airport. But the good news is that I'll be back in Illinois after justtwo flights. I hope you're all ready!

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Google’s So Smart

I’m here in Nicaragua. The place is nice. I’m debating whether or not to return to the States. In other news, Google displays the pages I visit en espanol, automatically. How clever.

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Leaving Miami

I’m in my seat and we should be taking off soon. More news when I reach the hotel!

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Leaving On a Jet-plane

It’s past 430AM in LA and I'm in a van headed to LAX. In two and a half hours I’ll be in a plane to Miami. From there we’ll fly to Managua. I’m already tired and I’m only just leaving.

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Beliefs

The issues of religion and politics are very touchy. People tend to hold their beliefs very dearly, regardless of the extent to which those beliefs shape their day-to-day lives. Many people are strong believers and live their lives accordingly. Many more cling to the fundamentals of one belief system or other that show little or […]

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It’s All about Believing…

at least, the bulk of the new essays I’ve posted is. “This I Believe” was submitted to an NPR segment of the same name, while “Beliefs” was written just to capture or sort out some thoughts that have been accumulating for the last few months. Enjoy!

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Hardcore Zen

I went this morning and sat for my first real meditation session. Sure, I’ve sat down before to quiet my mind. But I’ve never attempted any “formal” practice of meditation, and my friend was going down this morning for Brad Warner’s group. Apparently he studied in Japan for some 11 years under Gudo Nishijima. Interestingly […]

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Shift Happens

Interesting. Thanks, E. Also, just so it’s clear: the facts and figures about our present day populations, etc, seem straight-up, but the projections about the future of technology seem hokey. But who knows?

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