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Pollyanna Part One

It’s hard not to be impressed by Volodymyr Zelensky’s optimism.  Or Ukraine’s generally.  They face such odds … and yet he – and his people seem infected by it – continues to broadcast hope and confidence and optimism.  For him it’s when Ukraine prevails, not if it does … [To read more, click on title]

Moderating the Inner Beast

“All men die; few men ever really live.”
… Perhaps the same can be said of women; I wouldn’t know, not having been one …. [To read more, click on title]

Habits and Monastery Cats

… here’s a story (maybe apocryphal, maybe not) that illustrates the problem and the ridiculousness of some habits.  And the need for awareness; and may even have something to say about religious practices and traditions.
And the sacred habits of tea drinking … [To read more, click on title]

Paradigm Shifting

… we can all get caught up in one paradigm or another, one which may or may not have good foundation; and change from one to another is very difficult.  Paradigm shift usually takes time, because proponents of the old are very reluctant to let go, to embrace the new … [To read more, click on title]

Read This: You Won’t be Disappointed

None of us can escape disappointments.  We all have them.  We all must learn to cope with them … [To read more, click on the title.]

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  1. And very sadly our NZ dairy industry is very much linked to the destruction of the rain forests of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, with a bi-product of palm oil – PKE (palm kernel extract) being imported in enormous quantities as a “necessary” feed supplement for cows, especially on large intensive dairy units.

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