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Join the Marines and be happy. That's an order.

Some people who read my blogs have said that one phrase that recurs is “I don’t watch much tv, however…”. Well, I don’t watch much tv, however, a while back I watched a bit of a documentary on new recruits in the Marines – Royal Marines, that is. 341 more words

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Smile When You Don't Know What Else to Do

I intended to write about this yesterday but it was late bythe time I finished meditation. Anyway, these more other-oriented training aspirations that I am working with seem to be having a positive effect upon my outlook and behavior so I feel that they are, at the very least, worth sticking to even if they have been largely designed by an unenlightened worldling. 237 more words

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C. J. Darnieder

An “enthused enthusiast,” as he calls himself, is the young American classical composer C. J. Darnieder, and in his numerous works thus far (he is both productive and exacting, a frequent revisor of the already accomplished), the smaller pieces and also a symphony or two alike, one hears an exuberant style emerging, inscribing an impish sense of musical humor into the music and apportioning it with a deft touch. 331 more words

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C. J. Darnieder

An “enthused enthusiast,” as he calls himself, is the young American classical composer C. J. Darnieder, and in his numerous works thus far (he is both productive and exacting, a frequent revisor of the already accomplished), the smaller pieces and also a symphony or two alike, one hears an exuberant style emerging, inscribing an impish sense of musical humor into the music and apportioning it with a deft touch. 330 more words

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Purification of Conduct

May I purify my conduct through the practice of the Five Precepts, the Ten Paramis and by training in the discipline of the Triple Gem. …

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How Poetry Saved My Life (in London)

in cars, airports, airplanes, trains

this tote carried me and my goods

in iambic pentameter, Wallace Stevens,

I wish that I might be a thinking stone… 92 more words

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