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What’s Love Got To Do With It ?

YOU DON’T REALLY LOVE ME  You say you love me all the time. When we talk. At the end of an email. When you sign a card. I hear the words, I can see the words, but I do not believe. I do not feel it. Why is that? Is there something wrong with me? Am I not perceptive enough? …

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The Religion Of Atheism

Life is amusing. It really is. Not all the time, mind you, but quite a bit. I find religion amusing as well. I have always been fascinated by religion. The whole concept of a god is something that I believe is hard-wired into us all as a human being. We want to know the meaning of life. I truly believe …

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OBJECTIVISM: Philosophy To Prophecy

It will be very difficult indeed to discuss the subject of Ayn Rand and particularly the philosophy of Objectivism. This is not because of any difficulty with any of the concepts contained within the philosophy, but the complexities when those same concepts have far-reaching implications and ramifications to the very basic thread of our lives and our society itself. Each …

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THE FEMININE DREAM

It is just something that keeps popping up in my head at times. It is both disturbing and confusing. We are told that women are the stronger sex but reality decries that. Their vanity, their emotion, their victimhood. Why in the world do you wish to be a victim? It does not define strength, it exhibits weakness. You may believe …

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BUDDHA – Happiness Is The Path . . . . Or Is It ?

You really never know what is going to happen when you awake to a new day. It is truly amazing that we have the opportunity to experience a new episode of life. It is never the Tomorrow that we seek. It remains Today, and yet it is still a joy. While doing some research the other day, I came across …

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Practical Philosophy: A New Perspective

I guess it is about time to have a conversation. About Philosophy. That is the whole reason for our existence. Not just Lone Cypress Workshop. Our own personal existence. If you have not figured that out yet, I can only hope that you do so at some point in time. That is what life is all about. Asking questions. A …

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GOD Is Irrelevant, People !

We Love God! We really do. Well, maybe not God itself. I am not sure that we even really believe in God, but we sure love the concept! The whole idea of God makes you feel comfortable and all warm inside. It’s a feel good concept that has filled a void in mankind, probably almost from day one, or at …

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Life Matters

Does not all Life Matter? It is just a question that reverberates through my mind every now and then when I hear one special interest group or another spout their unique form of hatred, as they selfishly, and specifically, self-promote their own versions of ‘freedom’ and what matters, but only to ‘them’. I continually ask myself, what is it really …

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Magic

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC ? You have to, you know. If you don’t, then it doesn’t happen. Really. That’s the way it works. Magic resides in your mind. In your thoughts. Pretty much like everything else. There is no reality except that which exists in your mind. I have talked about it before. If you don’t like your reality, …

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Flag On The Play !

Timeout! There has been an infraction. Hijacking the National Anthem. There should be sanctions. A penalty should be assessed. Unfortunately, for the life of me, I am just not sure exactly what that should be. But Karma has made an appearance and determined, ironically, that the protest is a complete failure and no further actions will be necessary. What’s that? …

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Eat Me !

Some people live to eat. A select few only eat to live. Most of us fit somewhere in between the two. Those that only eat to live, at least from my perspective, are missing out on one of the things that can add variety and excitement to our daily routines. It enhances our journey. It literally sprinkles some spice into …

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Bienvenue Hummy !

Bienvenue, my old friend. We welcome you back to our home with open arms and an open heart. Mi casa es su casa. And it always will be. We can’t even begin to tell you what a truly good thing it is to see you once again. It’s been so long, and yet it seems like only yesterday we bid …

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What’s Love Got To Do With It ?

YOU DON’T REALLY LOVE ME  You say you love me all the time. When we talk. At the end of an email. When you sign a card. I hear the words, I can see the words, but I do not believe. I do not feel it. Why is that? Is there something wrong with me? Am I not perceptive enough? …

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The Religion Of Atheism

Life is amusing. It really is. Not all the time, mind you, but quite a bit. I find religion amusing as well. I have always been fascinated by religion. The whole concept of a god is something that I believe is hard-wired into us all as a human being. We want to know the meaning of life. I truly believe …

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OBJECTIVISM: Philosophy To Prophecy

It will be very difficult indeed to discuss the subject of Ayn Rand and particularly the philosophy of Objectivism. This is not because of any difficulty with any of the concepts contained within the philosophy, but the complexities when those same concepts have far-reaching implications and ramifications to the very basic thread of our lives and our society itself. Each …

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THE FEMININE DREAM

It is just something that keeps popping up in my head at times. It is both disturbing and confusing. We are told that women are the stronger sex but reality decries that. Their vanity, their emotion, their victimhood. Why in the world do you wish to be a victim? It does not define strength, it exhibits weakness. You may believe …

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BUDDHA – Happiness Is The Path . . . . Or Is It ?

You really never know what is going to happen when you awake to a new day. It is truly amazing that we have the opportunity to experience a new episode of life. It is never the Tomorrow that we seek. It remains Today, and yet it is still a joy. While doing some research the other day, I came across …

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Practical Philosophy: A New Perspective

I guess it is about time to have a conversation. About Philosophy. That is the whole reason for our existence. Not just Lone Cypress Workshop. Our own personal existence. If you have not figured that out yet, I can only hope that you do so at some point in time. That is what life is all about. Asking questions. A …

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GOD Is Irrelevant, People !

We Love God! We really do. Well, maybe not God itself. I am not sure that we even really believe in God, but we sure love the concept! The whole idea of God makes you feel comfortable and all warm inside. It’s a feel good concept that has filled a void in mankind, probably almost from day one, or at …

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Life Matters

Does not all Life Matter? It is just a question that reverberates through my mind every now and then when I hear one special interest group or another spout their unique form of hatred, as they selfishly, and specifically, self-promote their own versions of ‘freedom’ and what matters, but only to ‘them’. I continually ask myself, what is it really …

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Magic

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC ? You have to, you know. If you don’t, then it doesn’t happen. Really. That’s the way it works. Magic resides in your mind. In your thoughts. Pretty much like everything else. There is no reality except that which exists in your mind. I have talked about it before. If you don’t like your reality, …

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Flag On The Play !

Timeout! There has been an infraction. Hijacking the National Anthem. There should be sanctions. A penalty should be assessed. Unfortunately, for the life of me, I am just not sure exactly what that should be. But Karma has made an appearance and determined, ironically, that the protest is a complete failure and no further actions will be necessary. What’s that? …

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OBJECTIVISM: Philosophy To Prophecy

It will be very difficult indeed to discuss the subject of Ayn Rand and particularly the philosophy of Objectivism. This is not because of any difficulty with any of the concepts contained within the philosophy, but the complexities when those same concepts have far-reaching implications and ramifications to the very basic thread of our lives and our society itself. Each …

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THE FEMININE DREAM

It is just something that keeps popping up in my head at times. It is both disturbing and confusing. We are told that women are the stronger sex but reality decries that. Their vanity, their emotion, their victimhood. Why in the world do you wish to be a victim? It does not define strength, it exhibits weakness. You may believe …

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Life Matters

Does not all Life Matter? It is just a question that reverberates through my mind every now and then when I hear one special interest group or another spout their unique form of hatred, as they selfishly, and specifically, self-promote their own versions of ‘freedom’ and what matters, but only to ‘them’. I continually ask myself, what is it really …

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Flag On The Play !

Timeout! There has been an infraction. Hijacking the National Anthem. There should be sanctions. A penalty should be assessed. Unfortunately, for the life of me, I am just not sure exactly what that should be. But Karma has made an appearance and determined, ironically, that the protest is a complete failure and no further actions will be necessary. What’s that? …

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FREEDOM – An Elusive Ideal

Freedom is truly an elusive ideal. On the surface it seems like such a simple concept. You would think it was the same for everyone, easily definable and something that we could all agree upon. And yet, sad to say, that is not the case within our society today, and it is not getting better. It is getting worse, much …

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The Haters !

Charlottesville, Virginia AUGUST 2017 There have been uncountable meetings of the Haters, taking place innumerable times, at pretty much any and every place imaginable. What just happened in Virginia is just another occurrence, much like the last, and undoubtedly like all too many to come to your town soon, brought to you by …. the ‘Haters’. Everyone is so sure …

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Pray For Paris

20151113: Just another day of infamy. Paris is in shambles. An attack instituted by cowardice and ignorance. On people completely innocent to the charges brought against them. It is the new world order. Get used to it. The relevance is not what happened on that day, as sad as it was, but the fact that we are here today, almost …

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The Wall

Walls, walls, everywhere. Here a wall, and there a wall. How many walls do you have in your life? How many have you constructed so far? And how many have you destroyed? Walls give us structure. They contain things. They protect us, and we like that. Sometimes they restrict us, or deny us, and of course we don’t usually like …

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You Must Write It!

Back in the ‘ olden ‘ days, when we had to walk both ways to school, uphill, in 2 feet of snow, in July, life was difficult. Real tough. Not at all like what we have today, where we can get everything and anything you could ever want, delivered to your door by a guy in a brown suit ( …

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Journalism: R I P

Not just the death of an ideal. The death of a fundamental aspect of the ‘ Great American Experiment ‘. It will be impossible to continue the experiment without it. There can be no America without the so called ‘ Fourth Estate ‘. For those of you who are not current with exactly what is meant by the ‘ Fourth …

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The Religion Of Atheism

Life is amusing. It really is. Not all the time, mind you, but quite a bit. I find religion amusing as well. I have always been fascinated by religion. The whole concept of a god is something that I believe is hard-wired into us all as a human being. We want to know the meaning of life. I truly believe …

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BUDDHA – Happiness Is The Path . . . . Or Is It ?

You really never know what is going to happen when you awake to a new day. It is truly amazing that we have the opportunity to experience a new episode of life. It is never the Tomorrow that we seek. It remains Today, and yet it is still a joy. While doing some research the other day, I came across …

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GOD Is Irrelevant, People !

We Love God! We really do. Well, maybe not God itself. I am not sure that we even really believe in God, but we sure love the concept! The whole idea of God makes you feel comfortable and all warm inside. It’s a feel good concept that has filled a void in mankind, probably almost from day one, or at …

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THERE IS ONLY TODAY !

The past is never to be relived, but can only be revisited. There are a string of yesterdays but in reality there is only a single one. It is something for each of us to decide. We can learn from what has happened in the past, and remember that which was, but it is actually etched in stone, and will …

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Namasté

You will hear us talk about the power of words many times on these pages. They are a tool. They can be a weapon. They are misused all the time, even by apparently well-educated and informed individuals. Words have meanings, and those meanings can be very specific. We need to use them wisely, with forethought and consideration for their essence. …

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For Rent: Old Soul

Nothing seems different today. But today can never be the same as the one that is now past. I feel like the same person that I was yesterday. But in reality, maybe not exactly. We are the product of our experiences, and there are new ones all the time. We learn something new, no matter how small, each and every …

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Earth, Air, Fire, Water & Life

EARTH . . . AIR . . . FIRE . . . WATER . . . Man is an animal that questions. All the time. Everything. I like that about him. He wants to know. All the time. It doesn’t really matter what. He wants to understand. In the beginning it was simply to survive. He needed to control his …

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Religion

Religion is tragically delicious. It is totally outrageous! This has to be one of, if not the most, curiously crazy concepts that man has ever come up with. Don’t get me wrong. You will not find someone who is more completely passionate, and intensely serious, when it comes to religion, and more specifically, spirituality. The search for spirituality, through the …

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God Is So ….. Lonely

People are always telling you to try and put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Try to think about what they are thinking. What they are feeling. This can give you an invaluable insight into who and what they are. I have been trying to do this, for what seems like, almost forever. It is truly a window into someone else’s …

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Do You Believe In God ?

So many Gods! So little time. In which one do you place your hope, and your faith, and your eternal existence? And for some people, what is the ‘ saveur du jour ‘? If you choose the wrong one are you destined to burn in hell or get stuck in Cleveland for all time, or will it just seem like …

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