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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 […]

Disconnected from What?

August 17, 2010

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Buddhists believe that you can only reach enlightenment through detachment of all things.  However, detachment does not mean indifference.  Detachment in Buddhism is associated with a determination to be free.  The “Four Noble Truths” of Buddhism are as follows: Life as we know it ultimately is or leads to suffering/uneasiness in one way or another. […]