Tame Bear on December 31st, 2014

I wish all my dear readers all the blessings, goodness, kindness, good luck, triumph, perseverance, commitment, loyalty, and all the riches that life offers, all in a measure we are able to believe we can achieve, and imagine beholding, and prepare to receive. That sweet anticipation of a better and ever-improving future, beyond the normal turbulence we find […]

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Tame Bear on March 8th, 2011

So a couple weeks ago, The Bear discovered Quora, and signed up. Pretty quickly, I got an email from Quora, asking if “Tame Bear” was in fact my real name… A Quora admin said: “Hello, One of the rules of Quora is that everyone uses his or her real full name. Do you mind changing […]

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Tame Bear on March 4th, 2011

Big adventure: The Bear is going to the annual Burning Man festival out on the salt flats of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. Here in home-town Goshen Indiana, it’s surprising how few people seem to know anything about Burning Man. Or maybe it’s not so surprising? That picture above is the city that springs […]

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Tame Bear on January 3rd, 2011

New Year’s resolutions are all about wanting to change old habits in order to form new habits. So how does this happen? We’re creatures of habit you know, with wave upon wave of repetition in our thoughts and behaviors. “Bad” habits, right? Perceived problems, in need of fixing. What’s the problem unless you think about […]

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Tame Bear on December 25th, 2010

I do not believe that we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. I believe we were all born as innocent as Jesus, and have lived as good a life as we’re able, into whatever circumstances we emerged… and we are not sinners. We are spiritual beings having a human experience […]

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Tame Bear on January 24th, 2010

Notice — are you happy? If not, are you working towards becoming happy? If you are happy, have you examined the how and the why of it? On this subject, The Bear concludes: The purpose of life is to be happy. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; let’s not make it any more complicated […]

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Tame Bear on January 19th, 2010

How do you reconcile the idea of an all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving God with the reality of natural disasters? I hear friends trying to work this out each time there is a catastrophy like last week’s earthquake in Haiti. If you start with this concept of God and work out its logical conclusion, you may […]

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