Monthly Archives: July 2006

posticon Running Shoes by John Cali

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I can almost hear some of you groaning and rolling your eyeballs, thinking “Well, Cali’s gone and done it again, coming up with another crazy newsletter article title.”

What on earth do running shoes have to do with your spiritual path? Well, as with most (maybe not all) of my wacky titles, this one will eventually make sense.

Several months ago, my feet started hurting whenever I jogged. But since I love running so much, I just put up with the pain.… Read more

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A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to a relative about an upcoming family wedding. We were discussing gifts for the bride and groom. After the conversation was over, I realized how much of our discussion revolved around the number of dollars we thought appropriate to spend on gifts.

I don’t see anything wrong with thinking about money or numbers — after all, they’re a necessary part of our physical world. It’s pretty hard to avoid them. Nor would we want to.… Read more

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posticon Planned Obsolescence by John Cali

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I know that sounds like yet another strange title coming from my somewhat weirdly unconventional mind. But bear with me, and it will make sense.

The other day I was talking to a family member. He was concerned about retirement and growing older. He said, “Johnny, do you have any plans for the time when you’ll need to go to a nursing home? After all, you’re alone and don’t have anyone to take care of you.”

I replied “I have no plans to ever go to a nursing home, nor do I plan to allow my body to deteriorate as I get older.… Read more

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posticon The Joyful Journalist by John Cali

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Those of you in my generation will remember that wonderful writer and news journalist, Charles Kuralt. He literally covered the world in a career spanning several decades.

Charles was a keen observer of world events and, more importantly, of human nature. He reported on and wrote about the entire spectrum of human experience, from the horrors of war to the ordinary everyday pleasures of life.

There was a common thread running through almost everything Charles reported and wrote about — the power and beauty of the human spirit.… Read more

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