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Men and Their Friends: Just, Must, Trust and Rust

Dad turned 92 last week; this 2013 blog has been reprinted in celebration of his birthday. My father was a deer hunter, although now that I think about it, I don’t recall him bringing home much venison.  What I do recall is his excitement in anticipation of heading up to a couple old trailers parked in the woods near Minong
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Do shortcuts really work?

There’s a story told by funeral directors.  A woman was making funeral arrangements for her husband.  She requested he be buried in a dark blue suit.  “Wouldn’t it be easier to just bury him in the black suit that he’s already wearing?” the funeral director asked.  But the woman insisted that it must be a blue suit and gave the
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Preconceived Notions

Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea.  He poured his visitor’s cup full and then kept pouring.  The professor watched the overflow until he could no longer restrain himself.  “It is overfull.  No more will go in!” 
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