“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”
A couple of loose turkeys running up Whitehead Road one afternoon about 4:30 pm towards intersection with Paseo Padre, a very busy street during the commute time with stop lights, at the intersection, speeding traffic and a couple of turkeys.
Interesting to watch, it appeared (to me) their behavior indicated they were inspecting “new things” with their senses. to understand – as if they were differentiating —Here is is something new—then defining— adding it to their knowledge storage.
After a minor hip operation Mom was in “rehab” at a nursing home for eight weeks doing PT and OT. I regularly joined her . . .
hopefully it gave some kind of motivational meaning to the experience.
Shinn Historical Park and Arboretum is a 4-1/2 acre hidden gem in Fremont. The Big House dates back to 1876 and is surrounded by large trees and beautiful gardens. The park restrooms are only opened during private rentals and are not available for public use.
Shinn Park is an old Fremont farm,– well, not that old—nothing in this area of California is “that old” when “history” starts with the arrival of Europeans, but its one of a few of Fremont’s claim to a history.
from inside a little Japanese shelter one can see the lantern.
The Shinns planted trees and plants from all over the world including a little Japanese garden. Its usually a quiet peaceful place, sometimes I visit here when I am alone and confused. This time I met these Fremont school boys getting down to their Fremont roots.
Its been said, and written, that Immanuel Kant, a famous Western Philosopher (1724–1804), never left his hometown of of Königsberg (Prussia) or at least never a greater distance than he did not return home that same afternoon.
He was strict and self disciplined about a schedule and local people used to set their clocks by the rhythm of his daily activities.
So I wondered, if he was such a rigid, self controlled person, how or why is he associated with major achievements in western philosophy . . .
. . . considering that creativity and diverse experiences are commonly thought to be essential qualities of achievers.
Sometimes answers are found through creativity,
sometimes through doing what was done before.
For some getting up every day and doing the same thing works fine.
‘Others might expect a little more in life,
Sometimes I feel forever lost in the fog of my inexcusable karma.
Sarco suicide tube, available in Switzerland or if you live in a country where suicide is not legal you can purchase the software to print out the tube using a 3-D printer. The goal of Sarco is to remove the need for any assistance. This ensures any use of the Sarco is legal. You have to give them points for their marketing slogan
Still maybe its a good offer if you life looks like this, or . . .
maybe it can turn into this:
The pure saint Who Observes the Sounds of the World
In the discomforts of pain, agony, and death
Can be a point of reliance.
The Lotus Sutra Chapter 25: The Gateway to Everywhere of the Bodhisattva He Who Observes the Sounds of the World
Last week was the one year anniversary of Bill’s passing, I thought the service would be about Bill, but it was a regular Sunday service with a couple of lines about Bill patched in at the end of a sermon discussing a buddhist perspective on the physical confrontation at the Oscars,—one headline was the slap heard round the world and I wondered if Avalokiteshvara: heard it. At the end of the service each came up to burn incense and make prayer in Bill’s memory.
The back of the magazine was a full page/full bleed photograph of tablet, hands and feet. Its my stomach, pants and my feet on top. I had the little point & shoot —its for fun. and it s life mimicking art.
How do you know when advertising speaks from the heart and the color of the day is blue.
Sometimes when I go to San Francisco I stop for awhile at UN Peace Plaza, read the inscriptions cast in bronze in the walkway, and then looking downeast make an image of TRUTH.
WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED . . .
to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and . . .
to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and . . .
to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and . . .
to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom. . .