Monthly Archives: April 2007

Modest question

What is my share in this world? What can I give it, and how am I engrained in it? – Leonard Blumfeld (© 2007) The author writes about this: “I carried this thought along on my walk this morning, forgot … Continue reading

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You had a hundred billion chances and ways to have avoided today

But you decided to spill my blood. You forced me into a corner and gave me only one option. The decision was yours. Now you have blood on your hands that will never wash off. No. You decided to spill … Continue reading

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Karma and amok

No event is unrelated. All surface events are linked by karmic relationships at levels below the surface. Yesterday’s murder of 32 by a man at Virginia Tech might be a reason to think about the possible karmic meaning of such … Continue reading

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Diet and Heaven

You can’t eat yourself into Heaven. While cooking together, my friend Mareike and I were talking about various diets and eating habits today. I told her about one particularly healthy sanitarium where you don’t get anything to drink with your … Continue reading

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What would Scardanelli do on a day like this

He’d appreciate the sun for the sun And the cold for the cold, Putting on a cardigan without fuss He’d get into his jalopy (As windy as a flying carpet) And surf the streets Around Tübingen, Creeping up on the … Continue reading

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From “Lover’s Gifts”

39 There is a looker-on who sits behind my eyes. It seems he has seen things in ages and worlds beyond memory’s shore, and those forgotten sights glisten on the grass and shiver on the leaves. He has seen under … Continue reading

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