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Life at 35

May 26, 2016

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It has been several years since I posted anything on this blog. Perhaps I went a little overboard with detachment. Perhaps I got lazy. Either way, I am back. I still struggle with attachment and I still have a long way to go until I can really feel like I am living a minimalist lifestyle. […]

A Country on Fire (Part 1)

December 7, 2011

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Last month, I took a late vacation and went on an eight-day trip to the East Coast. I visited Boston for five days and New York City for three. The main purpose of this trip was to visit my Marine Brother, Numa, who recently began medical school at Harvard. My best friend and proven road-dog, […]

Blackout Cookout 2011

September 9, 2011

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As many of you already know, San Diego experience a massive black-out yesterday (September 8, 2011). I was at work when the power went out around 3:40 in the afternoon and went home soon after we discovered that the outage was county-wide.  It took me two hours to get home because traffic was out of […]

Sacrilege

May 17, 2011

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Surfing Madonna of Encinitas sac·ri·lege (noun) 1: a technical and not necessarily intrinsically outrageous violation (as improper reception of a sacrament) of what is sacred because consecrated to God. 2: gross irreverence toward a hallowed person, place, or thing  A few weeks ago, a 10 by 10 foot mosaic of La Virgen de Guadalupe riding a surfboard […]

The Daily Miracle

March 4, 2011

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“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the […]

Life at 30

March 1, 2011

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When I was a kid, I thought that I’d be married by 27 and have a kid by 30.  I thought my thirties would look like the picture above.  Apparently, I didn’t know much about life.  And, of course, why would I?  My world was built by my parents’ ideas, expectations, and fears.  My job […]

The Dream

February 17, 2011

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I have been involved in many adventures that have brought on great changes in my life in the last two years.  Pursuing a minimalist lifestyle has made me more aware of my surroundings and more importantly, myself.  As I simplified my life, I discovered that I could carry on with less material possessions and that […]

Goodbye, Groupon

February 16, 2011

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Did you see those stupid Groupon Super Bowl commercials?  Yeah, so did I. My roommate and I were watching the game when the first images came on the screen and the narrator began speaking about Tibet.  We looked at each other in surprise and slight suspicion as to why such a commercial would be on […]

Junk Mail

January 5, 2011

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  This was in my mailbox today. There once was a time when you would open your mailbox and it would have letters from other people or associations you are involved with.  Long ago, people used to write on paper with their bare hands and only a single writing utensil.  Now, that once welcoming mailbox […]

Cable TV, I’m breaking up with you.

December 19, 2010

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I did not watch football today.  I missed all the great plays that only come in the final weeks of the season when the playoffs are within reach.  I did not see the dramatic finish to the Eagles game, but I did read about it.  No, it’s not the same, but it’s OK.  This Sunday […]