Monthly Archives: February 2020

posticon The Strangest Dream

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One of my favorite historical figures is French writer and pioneer aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery. He once said, “War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.”

Back in 1950, folk singer and songwriter Ed McCurdy wrote the song, Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream. It’s an anti-war song. Ironically, 1950 was the year North Korea and South Korea went to war with each other.

That war eventually embroiled 21 other countries.Read more

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Every day you look out at the world around you through the doors of your perception. How real is that perception? What if you’re making it all up?

You may have heard the story about a wise old guru who always had the perfect answer for every question.

One day, someone told the guru he was moving to Chicago, and wanted to know what the city was like. The old guru asked, “What is the city where you live now like?”Read more

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(Death) is a condition that we have brought upon ourselves so that we may pass into a greater condition with greater possibilities. ~ Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East

Our title today, Victory Over Death, may sound ridiculous to some folks. After all, isn’t death the ultimate victor, the winner in this game of life? Don’t all things end in death?

And, as A Course in Miracles says, “Where there is death, peace is impossible.”Read more

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You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and  you will find strength. ~ Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor, 161-180 A.D.

It’s story time again.

A few weeks ago, I was in my office intending to write a list of what I wanted to do the next day. I picked up my old-fashioned fountain pen, which I love writing with. The ink was low, as I hadn’t used it in a while.

The bottle of fountain pen ink in my desk drawer was almost empty.Read more