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“People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires […]

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Snow …

Snow is forecast tonight into tomorrow morning.  We could get five to eight inches.  Those of you from the North would consider five to eight inches a snow shower, but here in North Carolina, that is a major snowstorm.  I do not have school tomorrow, but I need to be able to get to Hickory […]

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Quick Note

The article I wrote was published in the Lincoln Times.  It is not available on-line so I’ll scan it, hopefully, today and post it.  I have another pseudo assignment to do for him this week and then maybe … Here’s a few pictures I took yesterday.  I got some light! These are from a dairy […]

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Unresolved Issues

“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live […]

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Truth

“Truth always rests with the minority … because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion.” ~~~~~~ Søren Kierkegaard This quote came across my news feed yesterday and it did with very auspicious timing.  People: if you lie, […]

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Still here!

It has been a crazy few days.  On Friday, the pulsator on my milk machine went out.  The pulsator is what regulates the rhythm of the vacuum pump.  I was on the phone a good bit of the day trying to get it fixed or find a local alternative.  Finally I did, but we had […]

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It’s been decided …

My final portfolio will be in black and white.  Here’s one image that will likely make it in: I have been going back and forth about whether to go in black and white or color, but after our first critique and the other students’ and the instructor’s comments, I elected to go in black and […]

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I am a Hay Snob

I have to admit it: I am a Hay Snob. The truth is out.  I am so picky about the food our animals eat.  It takes me about a half hour every other day to measure and mix the food our dairy cows eat.  We do not feed commercial mixes to any of our animals. […]

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Wanting

We humans want to be free from uncomfortable feelings.  We do all that we can to avoid discomfort. This “Wanting Mind” that I’ve mentioned over the past couple of days has been making me feel very uncomfortable. The typical way to get rid of the discomfort would be to keep trying to get what I want […]

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Just a few minutes …

I should have updated this journal earlier today, but I did not.  That darned Wanting Mind was kicking in.  I am plumb stupid sometimes. It is raining, but at least it is not cold. That comes later this week. I am sick of the cold and ready for the warmth so I can refocus my […]

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