Monthly Archives: October 2011

Caturday Violated

It’s been a lovely Saturday here in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.  Please to enjoy an impressionistic shot of brilliant sun on the turning leaves. Please to wax nostalgic for one last flower, before the final deepfreeze sets in.  (Sorry, eastern USA.) … Continue reading

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The Turning Of The Season

I’m feeling impermanence in my bones this morning. I want to know.  Can this impermanence, this change, this progress of the seasons – as my life, as all our lives, wind down along the years – can it become so, … Continue reading

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Clash Of The Titans

It must be acknowledged.  Cute and winsome and handsome as Bugs is, he is also a fierce predator. I warn the tender-hearted amongst you that this post may not be suitable for all audiences.  I’m by no means sure it’s … Continue reading

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Bugs The HeistMeister

The scene of the crime when Bean left the house at 8:15 on the morning of October 15th. The scene when Bean returned at 12:01 pm.  The treats were completely gone. Bugs pleads not guilty. The smoking claw. What do … Continue reading

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Mindfulness And The Purr

I’ve read it several places:  Cats purr when they’re content – and also when they’re in pain. That latter struck me as slightly strange – although I could sort of guess that by invoking the vibe of contentment even when … Continue reading

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To Turning, To Stillness

It’s Yom Kippur, the most serious of new years for those in the Jewish tradition.  It’s a time for reflection, for looking back at one’s actions.  For noticing where a mismatch has occurred, between what one wished one had been … Continue reading

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The Golden Eye of Acknowledgment

There are some things in this world I’m just not willing to, I just don’t want to, accept. “Acceptance” feels supine.  It tastes of assent, agreement.  There are some things — many things — in this world on which, were … Continue reading

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