Category Archives: Point of View

The Eye of The Editor

It was well over a year ago, February 2014, that I met with Noah. He smiled but his eyes lacked the luster of true excitement. I knew then that he wasn’t going to deliver the news I wanted. “It’s a great story,” he said. “And the descriptions of diving are magnificent.” He sighed. “But you’ll…

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Resurrection Requires Death

It’s not up until recently that I resumed my online prowling and interacting. Refreshing to see many avid readers greet me with a smile. “Geez, man! You’ve resurrected!” they say. “I haven’t,” I reply. “Resurrection demands death and I’ve been very much alive.” But where have I been? Why have I been keeping such a…

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Lessons That Can’t Be Ignored – What Super Bowl LVIII and The Seahawks Taught Us About Life

When the game concluded and the festivities spilled out to the streets, I felt grateful and wiser for having two of the major lessons of life reinforced in me. I would like to share them with you.

The first one materialized the very moment Peyton Manning missed the opening snap.

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Crazy Adventures in Meditation and Philosophy

Meditation is such an adventure. Sometimes is predictable. It shows you the path for the goals you want to achieve and brings calmness to your mind. Other times, you get unexpectedly transported to a new dimension and things get interesting. The abstract collides and mingles with the solid, linear relation cease and randomness establishes order…

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Gratitude – Is it Really?

What a weekend this was! I can’t complain as I enjoyed the celebrations and had a superb time with loved ones. It gave me ample time to reflect on the fleeting moments that bring so much joy to our lives but we tend to ignore in the rush of daily life. The fog was dense…

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Scuba Diving and the Social Loneliness

*** WARNING *** This post contains strong language that may offend certain sensitivities. Read at your discretion. If you were to ask me why I love scuba diving so much, I will tell you without hesitation that is the peace and solitude the sport offers. No, I’m not a solo diver and I don’t have…

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Take Your Advice and Shove It!

The sight of the fog crawling over Puget Sound is one that normally fills me with serenity. The ethereal aura is breathtaking and reduces my senses to a smile, lost in the beauty of the moment. It’s not working this morning. I barely slept last night. My mind raced at quantum speeds and anger woke…

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Diving Songs that Inspire Writing – What’s Missing?

Music is one of the universal elements with which all of us can identify. They can stir emotions and recreate the elation or sadness that we felt the first time we heard them. Sometimes a new song speaks to us as it captures the joy or pain of a specific aspect of our lives. It…

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Diving Straight into the Water

My father was of the philosophy that if you are going into the water, you might as well dive in. There’s no more torturous approach than the self-applied ritual of dipping the toes to test the temperature. Chances are the water will be colder than we expect and will shock us. Thus we approach the…

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