Category Archives: Nature

The nature of change

Yin and Yang. The concept of change, so it seems, came from simple observations about nature, made in ancient China. The farmers noticed how the slopes of a mountain, slowly transform from light into shade, as the sun makes its … Continue reading

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Not Shaolin material after all

Even long before I had a chance to catch up on DVD with the famous 1970s TV series Kung Fu, resilience tests intrigued me; be it trials for becoming a navy seal, an Israeli Air Force combat pilot, or a … Continue reading

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Kill, kill, kill!

A black bear mauled a guy in NJ; a first fatal attack in a 150 years. Solution? Let’s do away with the black bears! We spent the last hundred plus years building over a land these bears once had the … Continue reading

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Accepting Autumn

I remember, years ago, loving the colors of the autumn. New York has a true fall, all inclusive, with its wide, rich palette. A decade later my perspective had changed. Those orange, red and brown shades came to symbolize the … Continue reading

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That stench

I recently had an opportunity to grace a public bathroom. Upon entering, I was welcomed by a stench left by a previous visitor from some time earlier. Holding my breath for as long as I humanly could, I promptly took … Continue reading

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About happiness, wealth and time

Years ago, an old friend, who was a stockbroker, once told me that wealthy people are hardly ever happy with what they have. “How come?” I wondered. We were walking down Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. “Have you noticed that beggar … Continue reading

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Ancient Wisdom

“Ancient Wisdom,” I have asked, “Please teach me, show me what is Ancient Wisdom?” “Can you feel your skin cells growing, weathering, and then falling? How does the epidermis know what to do? Can you sense the blood pulsing, flowing, and … Continue reading

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