Friday, November 28, 2008


If you can just appreciate each thing,


then you will have pure gratitude.

Even though you observe just ONE flower,
that ONE flower includes everything.

~Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

Of Note: And then we return to the fact that everything is ONE. A simple concept really. Meditation on the matter might prove illuminating.

Today's Weather Report: Now to the mundane details of outside conditions from the lofty thoughts of the Mind. The situation in India colors the day for sure. Here the sun is bright and shining, sunglasses weather. I'll be out in it shortly for a little work here and there.

Watch For Change Snippet: In the future, printed books will be replaced by digital. Folks may still collect the hide-bound versions and occasionally consult them for old-times sake. But for the most part, people will rely on either their computers or reading devices such as Amazon's Kindle reader to access this genre. Currently, digital books capture only 1% of the market most likely because the number of digital books is limited. However, visionary companies are tackling this situation, and the number could grow exponentially within a short time. For example, Random House announced last week that it was making thousands of additional books available in digital format. The innovations will carry the company from 8,000 to 15,000. What I would call an interim innovation is demonstrated at the Website where books, CDs, DVDs and video games can be swapped with folks nationwide at no charge but for shipping. And the site even provides the shipping label with postage if desired. What a person has gets shipped to who wants it. The person in turn receive the item he or she wants. Apparently, elaborate algorithms make it all go-around. I tried it myself and have two swaps going just to see how it works. So far, so good.

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