Tag Archives: purpose

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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Why (at Least Some) Bad Things Happen

I don’t often get a sense of “why bad things happen.” You know, the “senseless” stuff we didn’t plan on—illness, lost income, the death of a friend. But a few years back, while writing the screenplay for my movie Healing … 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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We Accept the Love…

Photo by Elisabeth Wales “We accept the love we think we deserve” (Stephen Chbosky). Sadly, we are not only prone to accepting the love we think we deserve, but only the love we think we deserve. And it severely limits … Continue reading

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My Own Good Friday

Photo by Tim Umphreys 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 was back home … Continue reading

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Who Makes Your Decisions?

“Crossroads” (Diamond Consultants) In Genesis 13, were told that Abram (whose spiritual legacy is immeasurable) and his nephew Lot had done exceedingly well as shepherds. So much so, that they needed to divide their flocks and lands. So Abram allowed … Continue reading

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Hanging From the Ledge of Heaven

Harold Lloyd in Safety Last 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 was still … Continue reading

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Why?

Photo: Daily Mail 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. Why? Why do we need … Continue reading

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Work vs. Living

Photo by Jamie Street Thought for the Week Monday is the start of the work week for most of us. And while we know we should “work to live and not live to work,” is that enough? It’s important to … Continue reading

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Parable of the Bricks

Photo by Suliman Sallehi 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 knew the … Continue reading

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