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What mattered today

At the end of every day, Flipboard sends me a summary of the day’s news, a list of stories they consider most important in the latest news cycle. Today’s list included stories about Google’s $5-billion fine; accounts by the Thai boys of their ordeal in the cave; Elon Musk’s apology for what he said about […]

On being ready

As the pace and chaos of life press harder upon us, as Yeats’s observation that “the centre cannot hold” seems more apt, and as I grow toward my allotted seventy years (or eighty if I am strong), the treasure that is this day, this present moment, seems at once more fleeting and more necessary to […]

Meanwhile Orion

Today I stepped out of the house to retrieve the morning newspaper and got a dose of eternity for my effort. There in the eastern sky was the moon well along in its last quarter, with bright Venus riding close by, while off to the south Orion kept silent vigil. In my hands was more […]