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Cosmic Consciousness

Posted on April 17, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (19)

Cosmic consciousness

Through the years, I’ve read a great deal about what is commonly referred to as a “heightened state of awareness.”  Each of us discovers his own path to this higher plane of consciousness, even if it’s only for a brief moment in time.  The path for me opened up in my early twenties in New […]

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The Power of Detachment

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (28)


Detachment is an incredibly powerful tool that I wish I had understood much earlier in life.  There are many things from which you can detach yourself, and one of the most important is the habit of judging people, actions, and circumstances as being right or wrong, good or bad.   When you are constantly classifying, […]

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Dealing with Randomness

Posted on April 10, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (15)


Recent catastrophic events — such as the mudslide in Washington state that has killed at least 33 people, another mass shooting at Fort Hood, and the disappearance of Malaysia flight 370 — leave mere mortals wondering how much of life is random. Random catastrophes have been occurring throughout recorded history — from a Florida man […]

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Posted on April 8, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (15)


I recently received an e-mail from a subscriber in Houston, Texas, which stated, in part: I am stunned by the indifference to practical living skills that so many in our society exhibit.  I find myself vigorously nodding in agreement to your writings, whether in your e-mail messages or materials I’ve purchased.  Yet, how can so […]

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The Most Irrational Fear

Posted on April 3, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (25)


A friend of mine recently told me that she cancelled a cross-country flight she had planned weeks in advance because of the Malaysia Airlines mystery.  She was afraid that the now famous flight 370 had been hijacked by terrorists and might be used as a weapon. Was her fear irrational?  Probably so, but let’s be […]

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One Cyber Brick at a Time

Posted on April 1, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (16)


At any given point in time, most people assume, at least subconsciously, that the world is static.  Big mistake.  Do you remember when it seemed as though … No one could possibly rival Sears … until Walmart came along? No one could possibly rival Waldenbooks … until Barnes & Noble came along? No one could […]

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Behind Closed Doors

Posted on March 27, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (32)


There is much truth to the axiom “No one knows what goes on behind closed doors.”  Why do we assume that people in high positions lead charmed lives?  Lacking perfection ourselves, I believe we have a psychic need for perfection in important people. From O.J. Simpson to Aaron Hernandez … from Paris Hilton to Justin […]

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The Adventures of Surfer-Dude

Posted on March 25, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (28)


So many wannabes manage to grab their fifteen minutes of fame, only to quickly (and mercifully) disappear from the public eye.  But not so with San Diego Surfer-Dude (real name Jason Greenslate) who, thanks to the desperate-for-content news media, seems determined to stay in the public eye for as long as the welfare state is […]

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Can Niceness and Firmness Coexist?

Posted on March 20, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (14)


Tony Dungy has always fascinated me, so I’m looking forward to reading his new book, Uncommon Marriage: Learning about Lasting Love and Overcoming Life’s Obstacles.  As you are probably aware, Dungy gained national attention when he became the first African-American coach to win a Super Bowl — in 2007, with the Indianapolis Colts. Rarely does […]

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Turning Fantasy into Reality

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (11)


If there’s one thing I wish I had done more of in my life, it’s watch good movies.  Not just any movies, but good movies.  Unfortunately, that eliminates the vast majority of junk films made over the past twenty-five or so years.  It doesn’t impress me to hear a bunch of hip young actors spewing […]

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