Tag Archives: meaning of life

Bringing Grandpa Home

My Real Memoir Somewhere along the line Grandma and Grandpa McLaughlin had moved from Los Angeles to the foot of California’s San Gabriel Mountains. Dating back to the early 1900s, the town of Upland was full of half-timbered craftsman homes … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Living

I’m up to my proverbial eyeballs in projects once again – the chiefest of which is my daughter’s wedding (which I’m officiating, btw)! Hence, I’ll be on hiatus for a week or so. Therefore, this is the perfect time for you … Continue reading

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When You Search for Me…

Photo by Johannes Plenio “You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all of your heart.” ~Jeremiah 29:13 ~AΩ~

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My Own Private Easter

‘A Boy in the Forest’ by Pikila This is an excerpt from Fool’s Odyssey, an autobiographical narrative I wrote some years back, based on a journal I’d kept as a young man searching for the meaning of life. It seems … Continue reading

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“Coincidence? I Think Not!”

“Coincidence? I think not!” is a cliché used to tease people deemed naïve, those who think every slight similarity is fraught with cosmic meaning. And yet there are those times when something is so coincidental, we sense it really must … Continue reading

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My Biggest Hits of 2021

Forget the Oscars or the Grammys! Here’s the “Best” list you’ve really been waiting for: My Most Read and Liked Posts of 2021! Please, hold your applause. No, seriously, I’m not that self-centered (why are you looking at me that way?). … Continue reading

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The Fool’s Odyssey Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I … Continue reading

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Light Strikes My Darkened Heart

Photo by Hernan Pauccara When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. I’d returned home empty-handed. … Continue reading

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My Own Private Easter

‘A Boy in the Forest’ by Pikila When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. Having … Continue reading

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Mourning Becomes Elective

Photo by Yousef Alfuhigi When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. Having failed to find … Continue reading

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