May

28

This moment of happiness is brought to you by Coke

Those marketing geniuses at Coca-Cola have done it again, making us feel all mushy and happy despite our better judgement, with this commercial about a Coke machine bringing everyday Indians and Pakistanis together. Related Posts:I’ve Got Nothing

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Jul

10

Review: Auspicious Good Fortune by Sumangali Morhall

Sumangali Morhall presents us with a conclusion that echoes the wisdom of ancient sages quoted within her very pages: to find a spiritual master and to follow the life of inner truth is the most auspicious path of all. Auspicious Good Fortune is the highly recommended tale of that search, and furthermore, the tale of what […]

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May

06

Richard Nixon’s Meaning of Life

History hasn’t been kind to President Nixon, and were you looking for insight into the meaning of life, his door would not be the first you would open. Maybe however it should be, for when he gives his version of the oft-ignored truism that money will not buy you happiness, you would be wise to […]

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Feb

23

Nowhere Else on Earth

It seems I’ve been away from New Zealand long enough now that I am beginning to experience New Zealanders as the rest of the world does. That is disarmingly open and friendly — even innocent — and not the less charitable qualities I might once have assigned. My debit card expired, and so I called my Auckland […]

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Sep

18

Hero Rabbit Saves Humans From House Fire

Proving that man’s best friend may sometimes have a twitching nose and cute button tail, a pet rabbit is being credited with saving its owners from a house fire in southeastern Alaska. The not at all rascally rabbit woke the owner of both house and pet early in the morning by scratching on her chest, […]

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Jul

30

Walt Whitman: Make no puns

Make no puns funny remarks Double entendres “witty” remarks ironies Sarcasms Only that which is simply earnest meant, —harmless to anyone’s feelings —unadorned unvarnished nothing to excite a laugh silence silence silence silence laconic taciturn. –Walt Whitman instructs himself in an 1855-56 notebook about the Second Edition of Leaves of Grass. Related Posts:I’ve Got Nothing

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Jun

22

Tribute to Pranavanta

Australian Sri Chinmoy Centre member and painter Pranavanta John Montefiore passed away recently. Art critic, university lecturer, illustrator and exhibited seven times, Pranavanta was also an author 30 years in the making—his magnum opus on painting The Making of Paintings published in 2007. Like spirituality in today’s unashamedly material world, Pranavanta the author remains mostly […]

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Jun

06

Songs of the Soul Concert, Tokyo

Photos from the recent Songs of the Soul concert in Tokyo, Japan. Related Posts:I’ve Got Nothing

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May

17

Wave of Beautiful Humanity

Article first published as Bullet-Train TV Commercial Lifts Spirits in Japan on Blogcritics. Initially withdrawn because of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a television commercial for a new bullet-train line helps a grieving nation dare to smile once more. mundaneusername: tearing up. Thank you. koy1: why did i cry when i saw this? […]

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May

16

Just a Bubble…

Just a bubble. Floating out of a Norwegian fjord with the sunlight reflecting in it. Nothing unusual there… if your definition of “usual” denotates the otherworldly as commonplace. One half expects to see trolls and fairies dancing in the background, or perhaps the reflection of God—probably with a rather self-satisfied smile on His face. The […]

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