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A Master Craftsman

The following essay is a salute to my father and to all fathers who make a positive difference in their children’s lives.

Although my father was a private person, his beliefs were evident in how he treated the earth as if it were holy, and the many ways he applied the wisdom of nature to his life. He didn’t just think about how he valued the planet, he lived out that basic precept in the activities of each day, his life exemplifying what he believed. Coming from the old school of farming, he knew that all things mattered.

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Creative Karma

Realize that everything connects to everything else.—Leonardo Da Vinci

From 2005-2009, a TV sitcom, “Earl,” featured a slackard good-for-nothing who discovers he holds a $100,000 lottery ticket. He is overjoyed, jubilant. But just as Earl realizes his good fortune, a car hits him and he wakes in a hospital bed to find his lottery ticket gone. It is karma, he believes, the forces of the world punishing him for the hurt he has done to others. And from then on, Earl dedicates himself to righting the wrongs he has committed in the past.

It really wasn’t that great a series (in my estimation) and I only watched a few episodes. But the idea of some sort of cosmic karma is intriguing. As ye sow, so shall ye reap, the Bible says, suggesting that in the grand scheme of things, we get what’s coming to us. We get what we deserve. I’m not sure I believe that. Bad things happen to the innocents of the world, to those who have done only good. And, as we know, right does not always prevail. We see injustice everywhere.

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