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Married for 26 years...Retired from 2 careers ...offset lithography ( commonly called "printing"and conservation framing. Like to write and have had several shows with my art over the years. I have a great kid who I have home schooled for the last 3 years. Have also been a practicing Buddhist in the Sanbo-Kyodan sect of Roshi Harada and Roshi Yasutani and studying/practicing with Roshi Habito of Dallas ( one of the Dharma Heirs of Roshi Philip Kapleau) for the last 40 years now...I also hold a degree in Buddhist Philosophies with Modern Exegesis being the main focus, and have recently begun a home study course on the pali language much early Buddhist Sutras and Sastras were recorded in. I just would love to be able to read the sutras in the oldest known languages used, and do look forward to the day when I'll get to that place.

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Al Assardh: hmm, would you care to explain your affinity to hamsters?
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Tulkoo: It is actually a guinea pig...commonly called a cavy. It is a rodent from South America and is a wonderful pet...they are extremely affectionate...love to be held and petted...beautiful little animals, they make a wide range of wheeks and squeaks, and have distinct personalities...This one sadly died a year ago at the ripe old age of 7 years old. His name was Bubsy.
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Cenababy: Angora
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Cenababy: Hey how are y'all, haven't seen you in a while....
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abandoned soul: the 2015 christmas poem is done, i hope you like it

CHRISTMAS 2015

Give your mummy and daddy a big christmas hug
look up if there if thats where there at
there thinkin of you
and KNOW that your a loved soul

never be too old
spend the best of your soul
pick a fight where ones needed
be the last soul standing
A loved, true, happy, good, soul.

by michael empathy


CHRISTMAS 2014

MAY your love remain Precious , boundless , true
YOUR soul , a thing of beauty , shrinking infinity
YOUR joy , a thing found in a small flower amongst weeds
YOUR friendships , a thing of love , infectious laughter , endless joy
YOUR smile , a thing of freely given beauty
YOUR heart , a thing of bravery , never saying no to the good fight
YOUR understanding's , a thing of truths , empathy , contentment
YOUR loved ones , a group getting your very best , giving theirs
YOUR life , a thing of amazing wins , small and great
YOUR mind , a thing of constant wonder , endless discovery
YOUR love of people expand to generosity for the poorest
LASTLY may you KNOW your a loved soul

by Michael empathy.

CHRISTMAS 2013

may your soul
be a slayer of evil
your empathy
stronger than your fear
your fear
without hatred
your love
pure … and true

by michael empathy.

I want to marry a vegitarian
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Tulkoo: Trinity...Sort Of

Moving far too fast, I have lost this thing called by some "self"
in a swirl of misguided intent and blurred inner vision -
intent on where this step goes -
where that step leads ...
and conveniently forgetting this self that lingers on
in the realm of things that have passed ...
keeping this life still is like nothing easy to do ...
tired at grasping at ghosts and splinters
of broken memory that glisten and sparkle
like the hard hearted shine of hatred
hidden in a smile.
Crouched down close to the ground like a tracker ...
looking for traces of self ...
not the least bit surprised at failure!
Oh what have I lost!
Temporary ... impermanent ... transitory ...
Now that's a Trinity some might choose
to cling to !
No need for stealth any longer ... what's missing
but a rather odd collection of not-things
and I'm afraid it knows where I live.
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digital_spark: I just thought i'd drop a line and see how you're faring
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Tulkoo: This is Puddin' Piggie....
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abandoned soul
abandoned soul: .............
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… … twelve days & twelve Christmas wishes … …
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MAY your love remain Precious , boundless , true
YOUR soul , a thing of beauty , shrinking infinity
YOUR joy , a thing found in a small flower amongst weeds
YOUR friendships , a thing of love , infectious laughter , endless joy
YOUR smile , a thing of freely given beauty
YOUR heart , a thing of bravery , never saying no to the good fight
YOUR understanding's , a thing of truths , empathy , contentment
YOUR loved ones , a group getting your very best , giving theirs
YOUR life , a thing of amazing wins , small and great
YOUR mind , a thing of constant wonder , endless discovery
YOUR love of people expand to generosity for the poorest
LASTLY may you KNOW your a loved soul

by Mick E. merry christmas
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Tulkoo: This is Princess Puddin'
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Laura _: How cute!
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Tulkoo: http://pdpoole.hubpages.com/hub/Following-Invisible-Footprints
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Tulkoo: I stood back in the silence -
slowly becoming shadowdark and silent
like night itself taken form ...
watching this life of mine slowed
like frozen light ...
slowed by fearings to a teeth grinding
hollow hearted stop ...
sounds like broken glass dreams underfoot ,
a smell setting teeth on edge
like ice cold brass gunshells
and sharp edged flint ...
so much like thickened blood
so much like sorrow
carven straight from the clouds of Mind.
Empty winds of coldness and shattered faith
creeping like some frigid , smokelike wraith ,
into the very heart of my being -
and the only warmth is the smile
my son carries
like a sword forged of sunlight and laughter.
His laughter a hunter with the gaze
of dragons and humans
that chase away the grinning darkthings
that sit hunched at the very edge of sanity...
and I know that I am alive both for him
and because of him...
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Tulkoo: I lay alone in the dark and heard the far off
broken rumble of half-choked, manmade thunder,
the distance paled gray and mottled ...
and a tear rolled down the side of my face
as I realized that with each pulse
of ragged, huffing lionsbreath of desert wind someones son was dying on the wrong day
in a far away distant place ... for nothing he understood.
In my mind I pulled you even closer to me than my own
breath ... so close that your heartbeat vanished
and soon became mine.
So close that the darkthings behind my eyes
whispered my name...begging to come home
I struggled not to let you go yet again,
not to let you slip away like a smoke wraith
weaving your way through the deep, blackened
water feel of everything I have ever feared ...
I lay alone in the dark ...tasting grit again,
pretending that I am not afraid of the dark thing
that rips away at my dreaming of better ...
and I can feel the sick and tired come creeping back
to make me feel as if I'm swimming through stone ...
swimming for a shore that keeps moving away.
and then ... your touch, and with it ...
the comfort of having something real
to finally have ...
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Tulkoo: Can't you see the way we've shattered and ripped
this Perfect Reality we're in the middle of?
An infinite expanse of time ...
broken into pieces of yesterday-tomorrow-
and completely forgotten the solidity of Now;
squandering the path on wisps of smoke
that vanish before you ...
Nothing to do now but divide the universe
into me ... and not-me, and become parent
to poisons that strike down the skill of Dreaming.
Just another slave born to the religion of Free Will,
and no one is any the wiser.
Looking skyward - cold from the long lost
heat of anger and frustration ...
and laughter springs up from Mind,
then spilling over and into the world ...
as I cut my fingers to the bone
putting back together the razored shards
of this Perfect Reality!
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dhasty1949: what is worse than a slave to ambition?
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Tulkoo: a slave to the religion of Free Will....the chains cannot be shattered...only worn away by reason.
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