Author Archives: Anthony

About Anthony

An aspiring playwright/screenwriter, ex-Christian Humanist who has a few things to say now and then :)

Brimming Over

Over the last few days I’ve been emotionally raw and sensitive.  A very good way to say it is the way my friend Grace said it – my emotions are very close to the surface.  I feel on the verge … Continue reading

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Gentle Misnomer

The other day I was discussing my Buddhist practice with my wife and a couple of our friends.  Speaking about some aspect of the practice that escapes me right now, I’d mentioned that I’d addressed that topic in a post … Continue reading

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My Eulogy

There is a beautiful post on Tiny Buddha today.  It is a tribute by Lori to her grandmother, who passed away on June 4th. Lori describes her grandmother’s beautiful character distilled in four beautifully stated guidelines.  Please take the time … Continue reading

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A Blazing Fire

Anger brought me here. There are some particular things that are certain to set me off.  Bullies set me off.  Injustice sets me off.  Republican politics (being honest, right?) set me off. My sons fighting physically really sets me off. … Continue reading

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Choices

I was driving in Ventura the other night.  While I was stopped at a light, a ragged man, apparently homeless, rode his rickety bike across the intersection in front of me.  A jumble of personal possessions was secured under plastic … Continue reading

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Mad Skillz…

I’m not a big fan of lingo.  I don’t care for buzzwords.  Yet spiritual traditions are full of proprietary lingo.  Come out of a Christian tradition, like I have, and you’ll have a small dictionary full of them.  Even more … Continue reading

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Geographical Challenges

I live in a small town.  It’s where people stop for gas between San Francisco and Los Angeles.  We like our small town, of course.  It’s our speed, and we’re acquainted with just about everyone. There isn’t much here, though. … Continue reading

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