Monthly Archives: January 2015

Not everyone’s happy I am here in Southern California

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At a Southern California cemetery

So does this mean that someone has just “checked out?”

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“The Bus” by Paul Kirchner

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Post-grading musings

The mega stack of Fahrenheit papers graded. Finally. Some of them oh so painful to read. In fact, I only gave two A’s. Yes, these were written just a few days before the winter break. Yes, we were all ready … Continue reading

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Tao te Ching: Chapter One

The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao The name that can be named is not the eternal Name. The unnamable is the eternally real. Naming is the origin of all particular things. Free from desire, you … Continue reading

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Reading stack to begin 2015

I’m already 80 pages into Deep Down Dark and about 125 pages into Fragrant. I don’t usually read two books at the same time, but I am compelled.

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Mrouzia for the New Year

Last night JB and I planned an extensive and delicious New Year’s meal, whose centerpiece was Mrouzia, a very important Morrocan dish usually served during Eid al-Adha, the Muslim Festival of the Sacrifice of Ishmael (the sacrifice of Isaac in … Continue reading

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