Tag Archive: Living in the Now

Nov 15

Finding Beauty in the Ordinary

My Wife and mother-in-law embracing after my wife finished her 60 mile walk for breast cancer in Dallas, Texas! The joy of goals accomplished!

I have recently found the website/community www.soulpancake.com, where spiritual seekers of all faiths, backgrounds, and viewpoints discuss various topics involving faith, religion, spirituality, and life in general. Recently there was an activity which encouraged the users to take pictures of ordinary things that would normally go unnoticed, but that are inspiring in some way. This …

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Oct 24

Carpe Diem – The Arrival of Fall

My son Jase. (C) 2010- Shelby Hurst Photography - http://shelbyhurstphotography.wordpress.com

The fall (autumn) season is a time of transition, it is a time of change from the hot hectic pace of summer (yard work, vacations, gardening, etc.), to a slower paced time of harvest and relaxation in the cool weather. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I live in Oklahoma, so …

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Oct 10

Momento Mori Through the Eyes of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs RIP

Momento Mori is a Latin phrase which translates to “remember your mortality”. I first heard this phrase several years ago shortly after I joined the Freemason fraternity, and it is a phrase that has profoundly shaped my life ever since. It is a phrase that has both motivated me to achieve my goals, as well …

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Sep 16

Zen and the Art of Corvette Maintenance

I have a confession to make, I love cars, I mean I really, really, really love cars. Some people “like” cars, and if people are really into cars they might call themselves a “gearhead”. I really don’t think the term “gearhead” adequately covers my love for all things automotive. From my office, I can listen …

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Sep 09

7 Common Questions Regarding Meditation

A Light in the Darkness

I am writing this article as a follow-up to a guest post that I wrote for The Art of Manliness Website, “A Primer on Meditation“. I feel that the article was well received, and almost all of the comments have been positive, except for the inevitable internet trolls. While perusing the comments sections, there were …

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Sep 05

Be a Good Ancestor Today

My Wife and Son releasing fish into our pond.

“Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors” – Jonas Salk (Developer of the first Polio Vaccine) Recently I have ran across several blogs, topics, books, podcasts, etc., promoting the message, “Be a Good Ancestor Today”. While it appears that the message originates from the above quote by Dr. Salk, the message has recently been …

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