Author Archives: Brian B Baker

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 12,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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How I Improved In 2012.

When I was younger I wrote for the enjoyment of writing. I got nothing from it, I didn’t do it to see how far I could go with it or what kind of money I could make doing it. I … Continue reading

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Why I’m No Longer A Slave To Anger

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. – Buddha For a long time anger was a part of my life. I … Continue reading

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Are You Being A Slave?

When I was in my early twenties I was angry. Angry about what was going on in my life. Angry at my dad and mom for their divorce when I was eight at myself for being discharged from Marine boot … Continue reading

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Are You Living The Life You Want?

Friday we had the whole, “The world is ending, Oh my god, what are we going to do”, thing. But it got me to thinking about how susceptible we are to things we read, see and watch. I know people … Continue reading

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How We’re Teaching Buddhism To Our Kids.

I’ve posted many times about my beliefs in Buddhism, but I’ve never discussed what we tell our kids about Buddhism or Christianity. Here’s a couple of recent stories about our life and raising our kids Buddhist. A few weeks ago, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Christmas’ As A Kid

When I was a little boy my aunt would stay with us on Christmas. Truth be told, she wasn’t really an aunt, but someone my grandparents were friends with and became part of their family. When my dad and his … Continue reading

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