Category Archives: Esoterica

Response to Miles Mathis

See update 2/15/2017 down below. We were surprised recently by the Miles Mathis post about our website, and so stayed silent. I take this opportunity to address some of his remarks. He criticized three writers here. I’ll address only his … Continue reading

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Varieties of Indian Paintbrush

Last year around this time my wife and I did a hike from a trail head north of Crested Butte, Colorado, to Aspen, that place of celebrities and John Denver’s “Starwood.” It was a long hike over a high mountain … Continue reading

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Back in Colorado

We just returned from the Beartooth Mountains and Yellowstone National Park, and a week of only sporadic contact with the outside world via the Internet. We also stopped in Billings for an impromptu class reunion – there were twelve of … Continue reading

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Two sides of the wealth coin

It is true that so far as wealth gives time for ideal ends and exercise to ideal energies, wealth is better than poverty and ought to be chosen. But wealth does this only in a portion of the actual cases. … Continue reading

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Running is hard on joints

We are staying with friends here in Phoenix and have been out and about, hiking the desert, attending ball games. Just a passing note, every now and then we come across a jogger in the hills or on city streets, … Continue reading

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Sun time

A few years ago we came down to Phoenix for a longer stay than this trip, and were forced to leave early and return home hurriedly. Even as it was only March, our home was threatened by a forest fire, … Continue reading

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Buddhist pretensions

As a favor to some relatives of whom I am very fond, I am reading a book I would not otherwise notice. It is called Day Breaks Over Dharamsala, by Janet Thomas. It’s a personal journey kind of book, and … Continue reading

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The wisdom of Bucky Fuller

I was just picking up a passage or two from R. Buckminster Fuller’s 1980 work Critical Path today, and thought these were of particular interest. In 1914, three years before the U.S.A. entered the war, J.P. Morgan, as the “Allies” … Continue reading

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Top ten things that are boring, 2015 edition

I almost let New Years pass without a list. It’s January 3rd, and I was just reminded reading a couple of highly predictable blog comments that some things are boring, and therefore need to be put in the form of … Continue reading

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Oh captain

I was in the Conoco station in Crow Agency some years back , and thought that the man in the khaki shorts with a group of other travelers was Robin Williams. I tried not to look at him, but could … Continue reading

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