Category Archives: Thoughts For the Day

December 31: Thoughts for the Day

As the year began, with tradition, so it ends; with reflection and anticipation. A lot of good things happened in 2014, and a lot of bad things happened.  I’ll not judge the year on the basis of either, because that … Continue reading

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December 30: Thoughts for the Day

Get past the container and straight to the milk. Listen to what your thoughts are telling you.

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December 29: Thoughts for the Day

Exploring emotions is just as satisfying as exploring intellect, perhaps more so.  Intellect can run rough-shod over emotions; but naked emotions are raw and unharnessed reality. It’s too bad we have to hide so many of our emotions, the ones … Continue reading

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December 28: Thoughts for the Day

If honesty were not so damn dangerous, we would be more forthright in our dealings with everyone from the power company to the people we love, and even the people we loathe.

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December 27: Thoughts for the Day

Words harbor such innuendo. Hunger, thirst, passion.  Innocuous words, yet barely concealing the boiling cauldron of lust upon which they rest.

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December 26: Thoughts for the Day

Whether sitting alone, but in need of companionship—or sitting among other people, but in need of privacy—arguments that those needs harbor selfishness are specious.  

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December 25: Thoughts for the Day

Regardless of one’s personal religious beliefs, or lack thereof, today of all days is a perfectly fine day for giving everyone a break; let people believe what they want to believe without ostracism or criticism. Let them enjoy their personal … Continue reading

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December 24: Thoughts for the Day

I am convinced that some writers of fiction and philosophy and poetry have frangible hearts.  Their sensitivities to the world can dash them against the rocks of emotion; that susceptibility to heartbreak shows in their writing. Other writers are just keen observers, people who … Continue reading

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December 23: Thoughts for the Day

Personal revolutions are best planned during periods of quiet reflection. Inside, where the fear resides, is where the explosions start. I was saddened to hear, yesterday, that Joe Cocker died. His duet with Jennifer Warnes, singing “Up Where We Belong,” was spectacular. … Continue reading

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December 22: Thoughts for the Day

Smiling at the demons is an act of defiance. But it guarantees nothing, doesn’t assure safety or freedom or periods without pain.  It just shows defiance.  Defiance is the only remaining weapon in a war that can’t be won, a war whose loss can … Continue reading

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December 21: Thoughts for the Day

It’s so nice being around some people that it makes one giddy.  That’s a good feeling. Giddiness, that is.

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December 20: Thoughts for the Day

Billy Preston, the only musician to be credited alongside the Beatles on a Beatles recording, is also credited as the originator of the expression, “if you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.”  There’s an odd … Continue reading

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December 19: Thoughts for the Day

Some of the rules really were meant to be broken.  Only by breaking those rules does one’s fundamental nature as a good human being truly surface.  The hard question, of course, is which rules demand breakage; harder still, is why the … Continue reading

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December 18: Thoughts for the Day

I remember how I felt as a young man when I realized a young woman in whom I had a romantic interest had no interest in me. It felt like a kick to the gut; it hurt somewhere deep inside … Continue reading

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December 17: Thoughts for the Day

A tender embrace, a touch, can sometimes say far more than words.

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