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Friday Nov 08, 2002

Lure of the Trade Winds

“I have come to an unalterable decision—to go and live forever in Polynesia. Then I can end my days in peace and freedom, without thoughts of tomorrow and this eternal struggle against idiots.”

—Paul Gauguin, 1894


Thursday Nov 07, 2002

Do you know it’s there?

What do you think about regarding unexplained phenomena?


Wednesday Nov 06, 2002

Kafka and I

In “The Metamorphosis,” Franz Kafka shocked readers with a grotesque fable about a man who wakes up one morning to discover he has been transformed into an insect, which dovetails with the Buddhist world view of rebirth, or transmigration of the soul. Is this possible? When asked about reincarnation, the French wit and philosopher, Voltaire, replied that it is just as remarkable to have been born once, as to have been born twice. Nightmarish at first glance, Kafka’s born again parable is about waking up, to become self-aware and see yourself as you are without illusion and the dulling veneer of ingrained social conditioning imposed by the establishment.


Tuesday Nov 05, 2002

The Man with the Dog

“Sir, are you the man with the dog?” said the pretty airline representative.