Friday, December 27, 2013

The Plant Whisperer

At the end of a cottage filled street lived Doris, a 91 year old woman who everyone loved.

For Doris always had fresh baked cookies to share with the neighborhood children and their parents and a kind word to offer that never failed to uplift the spirits and bring a smile to the hearts of all.

But there was something else special about Doris.

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Let Your Heart Be Your Guide

Walt by the accounts of all who knew him was a wonderful man, kind and giving and always with a smile and words of encouragement for those he encountered.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Hanging With Hitler, Part 2

Dear Reader,

On October 25th, 2013 I published a discussion I had with Adolf Hitler, which I think may interest you. Having just sat down with him a second time, I would like to share some observations with you.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Is This A Wonderful Day Or Not?

As the early morning sun shined brightly on little Charlie Chipmunk, he danced on his tree branch, waved his tiny upper paws, wiggled his nose and his joyous high pitched voice proclaimed, "This is a wonderful day!"

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Boxer Who Wasn't

Tim was a good 30 pounds overweight and at 65 years of age, he was facing a mandatory retirement from his job.

But since boyhood Tim had dreamed of being a star athlete, one who excelled in football or baseball or soccer. However at age 65 time seemingly had passed him by.

That is until one day when one of his old friends brought up their boyhood hero, long ago World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano.

That night Tim dreamed of Rocky and how exciting he believed life must have been for him. When Tim arose, his body felt much stronger. And when he looked in the mirror Tim saw muscles he never knew he had.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Hanging With Hitler

As a 68 year old Jewish man, and a person seeking spiritual growth, I've long been troubled by Adolf Hitler, the former German leader whom history holds responsible for World War 2, that claimed 60 million lives, the deadliest war in history. Among those dead were six million Holocaust Jews.

But suddenly today in an inspired state I met Hitler, who was 56 years old when he died in 1945, and as we hung out together we had a chance to speak and he shared some remarkable insight with me. The following is our Q and A:

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

What Does Love Mean To You?

As I stood at the entrance to a non-denominational chapel, one that welcomed people of all ages and of all walks of life, I warmly greeted each person that entered and randomly I asked, "What does love mean to you?"

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wisdom of The Master

During the 20th Century, a wise and penniless man roamed the earth offering love, peace and hope to all that he met. With time he built a large following of people who called him "The Master," a title he never accepted.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Greatest Gifts

As Charlie laid in his bed, he knew the end was near. At 86 his body was failing him and he could feel the presence of spiritual beings soon to guide him out of his body and into another dimension, one filled with love and beauty.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Marihuana Mama

Ken Banks was always a dreamer. When he attended UC Berkeley he pictured himself doing something special to uplift mankind. But as the years passed, he became an accountant and businessman with a nice income, nice home and a lovely wife, Marianne.

And Ken became a pillar of his moneyed conservative community, joining Rotary and being elected to the City Council. Their daughter Amanda attended private school.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Long Ago Innocent Romance

The year was 1917 and the U.S. had just joined the ferocious fighting of World War 1. Young men, even some under the age of 18, were recruited to fight the war.

All of the combatants on both sides of the war were young men remarkably like one another and they were all directed to if need be, die for the cause. Millions of them were killed.

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Why Must War Be So Destructive?

Following many years of seemingly endless wars, the perpetrators of those wars sat down together to establish a new set of ground rules that would make those wars less randomly lethal to civilians and to end the destruction of property, which all the leaders agreed was very costly.

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Woobee And The Oobee Doobee

When William was a tot of 3, he struggled to pronounce his name, and as hard as he tried, his name came out "Woobee."

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Friday, June 28, 2013

A Lonely Soldier

There he stood on a Vancouver street corner, a 30 year old homeless man lost to the world. For who was there to love him or among those he had been close to, to even know if he was dead or alive?

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Monday, May 27, 2013

The Little Boy Who Could Fly

Some nights after 8 year old Tommy was tucked into bed, he dreamed he could fly. But that was always as far as those dreams took him. That is, until last Tuesday night when suddenly everything changed.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Little Cottage In The Meadow

In a little cottage in a meadow, a couple had settled seeking a sanctuary of peace and tranquility in a beautiful setting. About 20 paces in front of their cottage, under a thick grove of deep green pine trees, a brook of crystal clear clean water flowed by.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Journey To Heaven

"I can't take it anymore," Gloria screamed out in her mind. A wife and as a mother to two small children with all of their needs and demands, and with a part-time job to help pay the bills, the stress in her life was absorbing her.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

"Are You An Angel?"

Each week day when the weather is sunny, Loretta takes her luncheon break at noon and walks to a nearby park to join a lonely elderly widow. There on the same park bench under the wide embracing branches of a tall oak tree, the two ladies talk and share a little laughter.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Then I Would Be Important."

"If only I received an award for the great job I do at work," said the man to the 94 year old mystic, "Then I would be important. And everyone would know that I am important."

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Monday, April 22, 2013

"What Is A Meaningful Life?"

"What is a meaningful life," asked the 94 year old mystic of his students. "Is it one such as that of a typical middle class family in the world's industrialized nations? Their lives focus on having a nice home, a good job, safe cars and time set aside for family events and vacations.
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Which Is Greater?

"Is there value in being," asked the kindly 94 year old mystic to his students. "Or is the greater value in accomplishing a place of importance in this world?

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

"You Can Never Be What You Never Were"

"You can never be what you never were," said the kindly 94 year old mystic to his students. "And what you never were was dead."

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Monday, April 8, 2013

The Eternal Life Of A Leaf

As Jim stood under the towering trees that surrounded his yard, he noticed a leaf gently swaying to and fro in the soft breeze, as it drifted down 30 feet and settled on his bright green lawn. Then a voice called to him and as he looked around, he realized it was the leaf.

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Friday, March 29, 2013

A Journey Into Yesterday

"She was so beautiful and kind, an extraordinary lady" Tom often thought to himself over the years, as the memory of Jane, his lost love, made his heart flutter. All these years, he had kept Jane in his heart, thinking of what might have been.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Because He Loves Her

"She doesn't understand the depth of her drug problem," Bud wrote about his wife Olivia in his personal diary. "Nor the impact her addiction has on others."

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Monday, March 4, 2013

How Can I Be Happy When The World Is So Sad?

"How can I be happy when the world is so sad," Jerry asked his friend Sid. "It's very simple," Sid replied. "All happiness starts with the smile of a single person and then it spreads, person by person, smile by smile.

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Sunday, February 24, 2013


As the bandages were peeled from her eyes, Janet lay still in her hospital bed. She was now 50 years of age and for the half century of her life, never had she been able to see.
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Did Thomas Jefferson Write The Declaration of Independence ?

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among them are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

How Much Is Enough?

Two chipmunks, Charlie and Bobby were part of a thriving chipmunk community in the deeply forested mountains. Charlie was like many a chipmunk in that he worked hard to collect and store all the acorns he could eat.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Tell Them You Love Them Now And Tell Them Often

Benjamin had a 17 year old son named Aaron, a young man he loved deeply. But as man, Benjamin found it hard to express his love for Aaron, always assuming this young man somehow knew of that love by the generous acts his father bestowed upon him.
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Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Magical Bakery

In a quaint little California town there lived a middle aged man with his wife and two children. For 20 years, this well liked and charitable man named Lee dreamed of having his own tiny bakery, one in which he would bake the sweetest of pastries.
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Why Me?

"Why me," Jeri cried out, as she ached over the loss of her mother who recently passed away. "Not only did I lose her, but I have lost so many people in my life to death." But as the tears ran down Jeri's cheeks, she heard a voice call out to her.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Which Is More Valuable, Money, Power Or Wisdom?

Long ago, there was a wizard, a sorcerer with great powers. One day, this wizard decided to grant a single wish to each of three seekers he felt were deserving.
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Protecting Your Savings

Harry Hopper enjoyed his home and like many people, his home was his financial security. The year was 2006, and for five years, Harry had watched the huge run up in home sales prices, a run up that seemingly had no end.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Tale Of Two Squirrels

Everybody in the animal kingdom knew of Earl the Squirrel. He lived in a majestic forest in which the tall dark green trees seemed to reach into the clear blue skies. As everyone knew, Earl lived at the top of the tallest of those trees, and his home was chock full of nuts.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Question Of Possession

"I've been robbed," cried out the man to the police officer. "What was taken from you sir," the police officer asked. "It was a jewel, one I've owned for 20 years," the man replied, in a voice loud enough to echo throughout the police station.

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