Archive for the “Musings” category

Jordan’s wedding toast

by jordan on July 25, 2011

I’d like to say a few words about love. Not the word or the idea, but the feeling of love. This deepest human emotion, which so many writers before me have tried to capture in poem, prayer, and song. But (…)

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A Love Supreme

by aaron on July 19, 2011

In light of requests from Jordan and Rebecca’s glorious wedding, I am reposting this reflection from their engagement announcement last year. “Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have (…)

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All you need is tea

by aaron on December 30, 2010

I was sitting this morning, sipping my cup of spiced chai apple tea when I noticed this quote on the side of my tea box: “Happiness comes from accepting the present situation, whether it is something you wish to savor (…)

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The Singer Solution

by aaron on December 25, 2010

10 years ago, an infamous Australian ethical philosopher Peter Singer developed a radical solution for ending World Poverty.  In his words: “the formula is simple: whatever money you’re spending on luxuries, not necessities, should be given away.” It seems basic (…)

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Red Earth and Pouring Rain

by twinink on August 25, 2010

Most of the time, reading is an exercise in eye-brain coordination.  Words are printed on a line.  Your eye scans the page.  Your brain processes and retains the information.  It’s a unconscious action, as recreational as tossing a baseball or (…)

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Impression Session — Kauai

by aaron on August 15, 2010

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.  Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land.  There is no other land, there is no other life but this.” (…)

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Small Things with Great Love — Jumpstart

by twinink on August 15, 2010

“A driver is a king on a vinyl bucket-sea throne, changing direction with the turn of a wheel, changing the climate with a flick of the button, changing music with the switch of a dial.” –Andrew H. Malcolm So this (…)

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Small Things with Great Love — Tree Pee

by twinink on August 15, 2010

We’ve all heard the term “if it’s yellow, let it mellow.”  We’ve probably all at some point gotten into fights with mothers or significant others over the disgusting radioactive quality of our unflushed toilets.  And yet we all know how (…)

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Small Things with Great Love — Water Conservation

by twinink on August 15, 2010

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about water conservation.  I don’t know what it is, but everywhere I look I seem to see copious amounts of water slipping silently away.  Whether it’s that incessant, Chinese-water-torture drip of my leaky faucet. (…)

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Small Things with Great Love — Trash Crusader

by twinink on August 15, 2010

We’ve all been here before… standing on the beach, or the street corner, counting pavement cracks or admiring our low-impact footprints in the sand. And suddenly we see it — a half-buried soda can or a flattened Snickers wrapper blowing (…)

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