Tragedy’s Silver Lining

Silver Linings Playbook

“We feel an unforeseen relief at the end of the tragedy.” ~ Nikos Kazantzakis  There’s a compelling scene in Silver Linings Playbook where the bi-polar protagonist (Patrick) feels anything but “relief” while reading the final pages of Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.  Patrick hurls the book through a (closed) window.  At four o’clock in […]

It’s Greek to Me

Zorba the Buddha

“By believing passionately in something which still does not exist, we create it.” You know, I just can’t quite get my head around that kind of mumbo-jumbo.  “The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.” Who am I to refute such optimism?  Neither am I able to promote it. That said, just last week […]

Bogey and Me

Deep country

I was deep in a digital funk yesterday.  I’d created a Word document, which, after closing, I couldn’t reopen.  The file extension was beyond the ability of my Word program to open.  How the heck does that happen?   Two hour’s work down the e-drain. With a debilitating feeling of being hard-done-by, I donned my […]

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