Category Archives: Commentary

The Number 13!

Today is Friday the 13th. Some thoughts on Tristadecaphobia. The fear of the number thirteen. The superstition is ancient; it may have been enhanced during the time of Christ. There were 13 people at the last supper before Christ was betrayed. Also, it is believed the crucifixion took place on a Friday, so the combination of the number and the day became a bad omen. In American history, however, the number thirteen is esoterically prominent. Take out a dollar bill. Look at the back side.…

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The cave: appreciation and lesson

The worried world is breathing a sigh of relief this morning. All twelve boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from a cave in Thailand. For some it is a miracle, for others, it is a testimony to the will, the expertise, the sacrifice of many who used skill, cooperation, and bravery to save thirteen lives. If at any point during the reporting of this story you hoped, or you prayed they all would get out safely, then this morning you and I owe…

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Common Sense

The basic foundation of wisdom is called “common sense.” I find “common sense” in a garden of flowers. The colors, the forms, the strengths, and the frailties remind me of our human family as individually and collectively we strive to survive. Flowers see their oneness as a bouquet. Humans, in our pursuit of having more, miss the elegance of self and the other. I find “common sense” in the winds of the earth as they push and pull, puff and punish in their desultory paths…

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Thoughts from the norm.

The Age of Light © 2012 Rolland G. Smith I am the now among the light, But daily play in planet’s night Where souls oft gasp a wonder’s breath When learning light is never death.   But we all dwell in moment’s time For matter needs its finite rhyme, Yet when we shed our form and thought The mind can never be distraught.   There is a balance ‘tween the two In order for the spirit true To keep the Logos and the soul From…

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