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November 1, 2016: Excalibur, Betrayal, Acceptance, and Love

Acceptance is reserved for those times and places where nothing else good can be accomplished. Hoo-nōs Considering all the good that can be accomplished, true acceptance is a rather rare occurrence. Temporary acceptance is another issue, as in getting some rest before the next effort to contribute some good. Let’s call the effort to contribute […]

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March 1, 2013: Being a Purgatorian, Part I

Thus you may understand that love alone is the true seed of every merit in you, and of all acts for which you must atone. Dante Alighieri Have you ever wondered what language they speak in Limbo? Lee T. Gallup Are you carrying a big stick or are you just one? Author As I am […]

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Being a Purgatorian, Part II

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply Purgatory. Abraham Lincoln They have come up with a perfect understanding: He won’t try to run her life, and he won’t try to run his, either. Anonymous Marriages don’t last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man […]

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Holiday Thoughts, Part II

Who decides when the applause should die down? It seems like it’s a group decision; everyone begins to say to themselves at the same time, “Well, okay, that’s enough of that.” George Carlin The Holidays will be over soon enough and the applause, such as it was, will die down and we’ll all forget about […]

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eThoughts : Equanimity

Brought to you by, Reality Theater,™ a division of Book-In-A-Drawer Publications.™ Navigating through life seems to be a lesson in equanimity—though that doesn’t mean one has to sit idly by while life’s carnivores chew away on them. It does mean that we might be careful making attributions about why such events happen. Cause and effect […]

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eThoughts : Let’s Misbehave

Not to dampen the misbehaving enthusiasts, but this misbehaving idea is nothing new. It’s been around for millennia and it doesn’t appear to have helped much either. In fact, it is clear there are cases in which misbehaving has run us off a cliff, if that is possible in Purgatorio (well, there is Inferno). So […]

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eThoughts : More For a New Year

So, what if the end of the Mayan Calendar—apparently set for December 2012—is correct? How shall we live until then? I’m not suggesting we cash out and spend like crazy—that could be a monetary mess if we keep on living. I am suggesting we cash out on the current economy of our interpersonal interactions. Personally […]

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eThoughts : January 1, 2011: Auld Lang Syne

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Plato Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Dylan Thomas The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the […]

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eThoughts : Holiday Thoughts, Part II.

I do like appearances, both for their help in my apprehension of reality and for the beauty of their existence. My choices are my preferences. I understand this. I do not celebrate my preferences as though they should be others’, I celebrate them because they are part of my apprehension. Celebrating Preferences I celebrate a […]

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eThoughts : Clamping Down

When one learns to live with pain, one takes a chance that the grip on one’s life necessary to live with pain will become a living appendage itself. In fact, it is not just physical pain, but cognitive, emotional, and spiritual pain that become a living part of us. When this happens, divesting ourselves of […]

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eThoughts : Holy-Days, Part II ©2009. All rights reserved.

Brought to you by, Random Musings from the Stream of Semi-Consciousness,™ a division of Book-In-A-Drawer Publications.™ There is little question in my mind that powers greater than us exist. There is also little question that whatever intelligence really is, there are those that have more of it. And there can be little doubt that stability […]

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eThoughts : Speaking of Commencement…

A funny thing about taking care of each other is that it generally requires each other. A medical doctor is not going to get very far without the cooperation of the patient. An intimate relationship is not going to get very far without the cooperation of both parties (or all the parties—insert your own joke/interpretation […]

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eThoughts : Communion and Crucifixion

When my mother passed away in February of 2002 and my third love and I went our separate ways, I wrote Renewal as a way to heal. Renewal, however, was a hard time coming, so I took up writing some more—now listed as eThoughts on my website (travisgibbs.com for those of you that may not […]

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Renewal Sixty-Five : Allowing Love Instead Of Hurt

Not only do we not know how to create critical periods intentionally, we also don’t seem to know how to do them without pain. I previously mentioned that critical periods could arise through such things as the death of one close to us, the death of a relationship, psychotropic drugs, disease, etc. These are not […]

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Renewal Forty-Three : It Takes A Space To Create

This has been an exhausting week. I have worked, processed, and released much (though I’m sure I’ll create more that needs to be worked, processed, and released). The emotions that I’ve been feeling do not seem toxic, even if they are passionate. It all feels right, and I notice that I again seem to be […]

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