Monthly Archives: November 2019

Friday

BYCU Pain x Resistance = Suffering. That’s a mindfulness axiom. Pain is unavoidable, but our resistance to it is. If you practice yourself into complete acceptance, the result is no suffering. Anything multiplied by zero is zero. This obviously parallels … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving Day originated in New England when the Puritans realized they had succeeded in exterminating their neighbors, the Indians, instead of getting exterminated by their neighbors, the Indians.” Mark Twain “Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not … Continue reading

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Wednesday

Black Wednesday Ah, Black Wednesday. I’ve been black on this Wednesday before there was Black Wednesday. I remember speculating with friends back in the 1980s that it might be the biggest bar night of the year. It was like, nobody … Continue reading

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Tuesday

In 1927, G.K. Chesterton spoke in the Great Hall of University College, London. The topic: “Culture and the Coming Peril.” People probably thought he was going to talk about Bolshevism, but he didn’t. The peril isn’t Communism, Chesterton said, it’s … Continue reading

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Monday

Many writers talk about religious “currents,” but I think that term is too generous. The term “current” implies something sustaining and capable of moving things forward in a meaningful way. It implies the existence of a stream or river—something steady, … Continue reading

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Friday

BYCU Blogging has been light. Okay, non-existent. Lots of life changes, shifting priorities, moving parts . . . whatever. I’m in a transition area, with a pretty firm idea of projects I hope to launch next year, but I need … Continue reading

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Monday

The Border Let’s hope the war not spilleth over. While American media outlets have been trashing the Trump administration over its abandonment of America’s “noble Kurdish allies” in Syria, they have paid little attention to an extraordinary and alarming development … Continue reading

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