Archive | November 30, 2015

Wolfeboro, N.H. 2015 Christmas Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting.

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Of course all Christmas parades, by definition, are good. So that was the case here too though it lacked some of the key elements we had come to expect of late — viz. NO Kingswood High School Band led by Bobby Burns, NO Wolfeboro trademark large ‘puppets’ and NO Mrs. Claus. Yes, it was a dank & dreary day — more like Hampshire (in England) in November as opposed to New England. Last year we sloshed through snow. This year rain.

It was a new bachelor Santa with no Mrs. Yes, somebody very kindly gave me the low down BUT I am not going to divulge it. Personal. Just that we are so used to seeing BOTH Mr. & Mrs. It was still fun. Not sure why it was not up to the usual snuff. Could be the weather. The band might not have wanted to perform in the rain — given the damage it could do to the expensive instruments. But here are some of the pictures. Enjoy. It was good to see a LOT of people we knew.

Merry Christmas.  

Dalai Lama’s Matthieu Ricard Is NOT The Happiest Man In The World — NOT Even Close.

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Click here for the original from the U.K. “Daily Mail”.



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One of the COMMENTS against the “Daily Mail” article and this is ONE of my arguments too.


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First and foremost, and I am deadly serious here, there is the SMALL matter of I!

My life is FAR FROM PERFECT but I would argue and set out to prove that I am HAPPIER, any day of the week, any day of the year, than this monk.

I am NOT joking.

He and I agree on ONE THING and that is that one can train one’s brain to be happy. So between he and I what we are DUKING it out is who has the better brain training system. I contend that I have. Why?

Because unlike this guy, and as the COMMENT above highlights, I am HAPPY leading a full, ‘normal’ life — WITH A SPOUSE & CHILDREN — and I HAVE SEX! Yes, that definitely COMES into it and the pun was very intentional. Orgasms, for both sexes, are an important factor in being truly happy.

Check this guy out. He was a recluse. Ran away from life.

He is NOT happy. He is content. There is a HUGE difference. You can be content being unhappy. Trust me you can.


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And then there is the TWO-SIDED issue about how happy a Buddhist monk can really be.

One of Buddha’s fundamental teachings is that we ALL SUFFER because of our fondness to attachments — which also includes family.

IF you want to be happy without attachments GO AHEAD be my guest. I would rather be unhappy and have some attachments.

Plain and simple. This guy by a LONG CHALK is NOT the happiest man in the World. I might NOT be the happiest BUT I will sure argue and prove that I am HAPPIER than he is — any day of the week.

Simple question. Just ask him. When did he last have an orgasm with another person — ideally of the opposite sex.

‘6 images for the day’ — November 30, 2015.

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Taken with my Sony RX100 M2

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Taken with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. Straight out of the camera.

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