Tame Bear on August 9th, 2017

You are two. The one on the outside who everyone sees. And the one on the inside who interprets and narrates the world you experience. Many of us focus on the ME everyone sees, training and grooming it and conforming it to the culture that surrrounds us. The true art in life happens when we focus […]

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Tame Bear on March 2nd, 2017

This post was originally guest published on “Anne’s Therapeutic Massage” in March 2015, recounting a conversation with my CMT following a regular weekly massage session.  It is all about the experience of giving and receiving…

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Tame Bear on November 13th, 2016

I keep hearing the same simple narrative about why a Trump president is good for the economy. It goes like this. Trump will open up oil exploration by cutting regulations. He will let us to drill, frack, and dig where we please to get the economy going again. He will approve the Keystone pipeline, yada yada. Wrong answer. […]

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Tame Bear on October 26th, 2016

My take, more often than not, is a philosophical one that takes the long view. I’m thinking decades, maybe several generations. This year we have an unusual opportunity to vote our conscience up and down the ticket and see it make a dramatic change for the common good. FAILURE OF THE NORMAL FUNCTIONING OF GOVERNMENT This […]

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Tame Bear on October 8th, 2016

This is where I think U.S. Senator Tim Kaine walked away with a WIN in this week’s Vice-Presidential debate. And it took just 34 seconds. JUST 34 SECONDS How we view women in our society has become a pivotal campaign issue. An oft-chanted “RESPECT!” was heard throughout the Republican convention this past summer, and in an unbelievable […]

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Tame Bear on August 24th, 2016

If you enjoyed the book “Ready Player One“ by Ernest Cline, join our conversation — add your comments below. FB DATELINE 160820 My friend Mark Yoder put me onto this excellent novel, “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline, but good luck getting it at your local library. Our library here has several copies. I was still 11th! in […]

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Tame Bear on March 20th, 2016

This very instant, which we call NOW, is undoubtedly one of the deepest mysteries of life — how one NOW becomes a Then, and some possible Tomorrow emerges to become the new NOW. © Yuryz | Dreamstime Two things about NOW particularly fascinate me … How quickly most of our NOWs start to vanish, being […]

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Tame Bear on November 26th, 2015

If you watch the news these days you’d wonder if there is anything good happening in the world. All the news channels care about is the tragic, the horrific, the sensational, the controversial, shock, chaos, sadness, darkness. Yes, these are a part of our world, but we have so much more to be thankful for […]

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Tame Bear on September 7th, 2015

For many of us who watch PBS in America, the Wayne Dyer specials were meaningful encounters, giving us a larger perspective on what life is all about. His 2013 feature film “The Shift – From Ambition to Meaning” was my last encounter with Wayne Dyer. If you too were a Wayne Dyer fan, take an […]

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Tame Bear on March 23rd, 2015

I’ve been slowly working my way through “Capital in the 21st Century“ by Thomas Piketty. It is fascinating! Some of the earliest data for his research comes from novels that described economics in the 18th and 19th centuries — like Jane Austen’s “Pride and Predjudice,” and “Sense and Sensibility.” Capital in those days was LAND. […]

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