Sunday, May 08, 2005


You, who never wanted to be a parent, but through life's events has landed raising two boys and, as we watch them grow into strong, proud young men and others don't understand because you are so "good at it" and they ask why you don't want to raise some "of your own" and are incredulous at the intensity of your denial because they cannot possibly understand what it means for someone who is incapable of giving anything less than all there is, I want you to understand, that I do.

Happy Mother's Day, my dear.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

On Buddhism

The buddha has nothing to teach me and I have nothing to learn and long will the lesson be.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Idle thoughts while driving

When I get angry at someone who cuts me off on the highway, I think that it is at least partly due to the fact that the person has needlessly put my life at risk. With his one thoughtless act the other driver has threatened to take away that which is most valued, that is, in fact, the root of all values. Every moment of life is precious and will not come again so how dare this person put those moments of my life in danger; what right do they have? Justifiably, I respond with indignation, anger and, perhaps, even rage.
Though herein lies the dilemma. By allowing anger to fill that particular moment, it is I who have chosen to make my life that much less precious as even that moment will not come again. Furthermore, the longer I hold on to that anger and let it fill more moments of my life, the less precious it becomes still.
In every moment of life you should, in effect, be asking yourself, "am I living this time to its fullest potential, am I getting everything out of it that it has to offer?" Perhaps, instead of responding with anger I should thank the person who cut me off, thank them for waking me up and reminding me how truly important every moment of life should be.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Memories for a lifetime...

sitting in that darkened theatre...

music swaying...

and that voice...that voice!

...and my life's love wrapped within my arms

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Birthday Card

Today the sun shines from the light of a thousand smiles each touched by the life of one whose soul first graced this earth some thirty-odd years past on this day.


Eudaimonia is constituted, according to Aristotle, not by honor, or wealth, or power, but by rational activity in accordance with excellence. Such activity manifests the virtues of character, including courage, honesty, pride, friendliness, and wittiness; the intellectual virtues, such as rationality in judgment; and it also includes non-sacrificial (i.e., mutually beneficial) friendships and scientific knowledge (knowledge of things that are fundamental and/or unchanging is the best).