Monthly Archives: June 2011

Thoughts on King Charles I and his refusal to deal with Parliament – the problem with decision making assemblies

I must admit that I would be very upset with Parliament if I was in a similar position that King Charles I was in.  I can definately relate to his refusal to deal with Parliament that led to his ‘personal … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘base condition’

There is something I always call the ‘base condition’.  This is basically the condition of existence at its simplist.  What does the ‘base condition’ consist of? Go somewhere quiet and sit.  Don’t think or do anything.  This is the ‘base condition’.  … Continue reading

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Thoughts on endurance

It seems to me that a lot of life is nothing but enduring things.  This, though, seems rarely mentioned or acknowledged but, in day to day life, it seems to consist of a lot of what we do.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the yearning and battle for the ‘eternal’

Deep down inside, we all seek the ‘eternal’.  For some this is more apparent than others.  The ‘eternal’, really, is God, the ‘great mystery’, the ‘all’, and so on.  I often use words like ‘presence’ and ‘existence’ to describe it … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on brain mass

The other day I was watching some birds maneuvering around in some trees.  I was stunned at how they perceived things so well and flew threw the branches with ease.  I’ve never seen a bird hit a branch or miss … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘upper brain’ and ‘brain tone’ – the self

I’ve always wondered about ‘neural centers’.  This is the idea that certain areas of the brain are ‘centers’ for certain functions.  The neurons in this area are geared and designed for a specific function.  It seems that there is truth in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘primitive religion’ and belief

I’ve been in many conversations about ‘primitive religion’ with people.  By ‘primitive religion’ I mean the religion practiced by people who live in small groups in the middle of nature.  Typically, they do not have a large social/economic structure and … Continue reading

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A dream about a ghost in a paper plate and out-of-control cars

I seemed to be somewhere.  Apparently, I was playing a piano.  Someone came in and talked to me.  I don’t remember what they said.  For some reason, I turned and looked beside the piano.  Between it and the wall were … Continue reading

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“Epitaph for Station 5HTP”

“Epitaph for Station 5HTP” By Mike Michelsen Initial Thoughts I guess I am compelled to write this account of my life to give it some apparent meaning, as if it actually stood for something. As I reflect on it I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the question: “Is there a god?”

I’ve heard the question “Is there a god?” many times.  Generally, I’ve found that the people who ask this question have already answered it.  The answer is usually “no”.  With this question you usually get into people lost in life, disappointed, frustrated, … Continue reading

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