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Teaching with sand…

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I have been privileged to see monks  building a  sand painting, then destroying it,  I would never have the patience to work on such a masterpiece for half an hour,  much less the 20 plus hours most of the designs require.  If you ever have the opportunity to see one,  take it.  It will be worth your while to study the beauty of the design,  then watch as they calmly destroy the fruits of their labors.

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April 30, 2014 at 11:57 pm

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Sour ending…

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His Oneness’ tour of Asia has ended in the Philippines   with riots  against him and the USA in Manila.   Way to go,  Mr. Heal The World!   Having yourself  burned in effigy  is not the trip ending the White House hoped for.

It’s only fitting that his  approval numbers  have declined further.

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April 29, 2014 at 11:57 pm

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Internet Explorer users alert…

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If you’re using Internet Explorer as your browser,  stop  —  at least until the  security hole  gets patched  by Microsoft.   I still think Google Chrome is your best bet as far as security is concerned.

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April 29, 2014 at 10:13 am

Lost cities unveiled…

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Satellite images from the Cold War  have revealed  hundreds of previously unknown ancient sites in the Middle East.  I found it fascinating to look at side-by-side images of a site with its modern appearance.   I can’t wait until another team uses the same process on CORONA images  covering other  areas,  such as Africa and China.

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April 28, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Day of four popes…

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The  canonization  went off perfectly  with two living popes presiding over the elevation of two dead ones.   The current Pope,  Pope Francis,  invited retired Pope Benedict XVI to join him on the altar of St. Peter’s Square,  the first time a reigning and retired pope have celebrated Mass together in public in the 2,000-year history of the church.   The overarching message of unity  within the church is overwhelming.

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April 28, 2014 at 10:17 am

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Printed houses…

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One can’t believe everything put out by China,  of course,  but if they can  actually do this,  it might be an answer to the housing shortage in various parts of the world.

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April 27, 2014 at 11:55 pm

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Beezin’…

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Why should it be necessary to tell anyone that it’s stupid to  put lip balm  on your eyelids?

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April 27, 2014 at 10:27 am

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