Tag Archives: Fear

Fear Not!

Yesterday the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico netted a cool $44.4 million at auction for one of their masterpieces, O’Keeffe’s Jimson Weed. That more than doubled the amount ever paid for a work by a female artist, and … Continue reading

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Let Me Through, I’m a Grandmother!

The gloomy Danish philosopher Kierkegaard wrote a book called Fear and Trembling, which I always meant to read, but never quite managed. No great loss, though: I always felt deep down that I could have written it myself. As a … Continue reading

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What are You Afraid of?

One of the blogs I regularly check out is John Weeren’s About Zen. A while back he posted a story that really opened my eyes wide — A zen student asked: “Can zen help you deal with fear?” The master said: … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

A thought to ponder on the shortest day of the year: I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark, though the witches are all hung, and Christianity and candles have been introduced. Henry David Thoreau, … Continue reading

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