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Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/23/2017
Topics: #Travel #Florida #KeyWest #Butterfly&NatureConservatory Page Views: 103
We take the babies to visit a butterfly museum and the beach.

This is the page summary. It doesn't have to come first.

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Our Little Home In Key West

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/25/2017
Updated: 6/13/2017
Topics: #Autobiolgraphy #KeyWest Page Views: 262
Keith and I will be moving to Key West in October, and this is the place we'll be moving into.

My daughter, Jennifer, moved to Key West late last year and, as I did some years back when I moved to Arizona and encouraged the rest of the family to join me, Jenny is now encouraging us all to move to Key West. Keith and I both love the Keys, so it wasn't too hard to make the decision. So we picked a place, and got a batch of photos that will have to do since the condo is currently being rented. (It will be available for us to move into in October.)

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Ramifications of Reincarnation

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 6/10/2017
Topics: #Metaphysics #Reincarnation #Spirituality Page Views: 157
Once one accepts the concept of reincarnation, one finds it impacts every aspect of one's life.

The only reason that reincarnation ever received blame for poverty and disease was the fact that some believers in reincarnation also believe that punishment from past misdeeds is the reason for all misfortune in this life. Rather than become caught in a pattern of cause-and-effect (called karma in Sanskrit), these believers refuse to become involved in any other person's problems. The traditional belief also sees people as victims, though of their own karma. The karma is in the past; the punishment is in the present and can't be avoided. That implies a certain degree of fatalism, and still doesn't leave much room for upliftment in any particular lifetime.

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Proof of Reincarnation

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 6/10/2017
Topics: #Metaphysics #Reincarnation #Spirituality Page Views: 130
Of all the religions in the world, only one has actual evidence to back it up.

Beginning in the 1940s, interest in the subject of reincarnation increased in the Western world; sparked, in large part perhaps, by the psychic Edgar Cayce. When further study revealed at least some scientific basis for believing in reincarnation, it became clear to anyone exposed to the information that here was, indeed, revealed a mechanism by which the Universe works.

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What Is Reincarnation?

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 6/10/2017
Topics: #Metaphysics #Reincarnation #Spirituality Page Views: 117
Lots of people use the term 'reincarnation', but few really know what it means. Find out here.

Reincarnation is the concept that souls are continuously reborn in different bodies at different times and places. Many belief systems around the world embrace reincarnation, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, and a variety of New Age religions. Each religion professes different beliefs about the cause and purpose of reincarnation, but some facts remain consistent. In most every case, reincarnation is a natural and very important part of the development of a soul; it is the process of struggling against some negative force, such as desire or karma, toward a higher state of being; and it applies to all human beings, if not all living creatures.

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Camping With Ella at Campground 9350

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/8/2017
Topics: #Travel #NorthAmerica #UnitedStatesofAmerica #Arizona #EasternArizona #MogollonRim #Campground9350 Page Views: 151
Photos and artwork from Ella's first visit to the Mogollon Rim.

I've camped and day-visited the Rim Road that runs along the edge of the Mogollon Rim many times. But this time was the first on which we were able to bring Ella, my granddog. Ella has been camping many times, but only once before with Keith and me, and never here at Campground 9350.

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Is That All There Is?

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 11/18/2008
Updated: 6/6/2017
Topics: #Metaphysics #Spirituality Page Views: 162
Many people feel that something is missing from their lives; and for all their attempts to fill that void with food, fashion, TV or religion, nothing they've tried seems to really bring them happiness. And that, of course, is the key: Nothing they've TRIED.

In perhaps the most depressing song ever written, "Is That All There Is?" by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and recorded in 1969 by Peggy Lee, the singer laments that the various events that should have defined her life, such as a house fire, going to the circus for the first time, or falling in love, instead left her feeling empty and disappointed. In the song, the singer announces that she won't kill herself, only because she's certain that even death will be "that final disappointment."

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Zach's High School Graduation

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/31/2017
Topics: #Family #Zachary Page Views: 236
All the photos from Zach's graduation ceremony.

It is with enormous pride that I present our family's newest high school graduate, Zachary Morgan Rizzo.

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Sky Photos

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/29/2017
Topics: #Travel #NorthAmerica #UnitedStates #Cross-Country #SkyPhotos #Clouds Page Views: 152
Pictures of the sky, from above.

I had to make a trip to New Jersey to help a relative who'd had a death in the family. That was a sad occasion, of course; and, perhaps as a result, I spent a lot of the trip looking out the window of the plane. There was a lot of weather on the East coast and into the interior of the country, and the clouds were so impressive I couldn't help but take some photos. I didn't really expect them to come out—I mean, cellphone pics through a scratched airplane window??!—but it turned out that, with just a little editing, they came out good enough to share.

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Recording By The Numbers

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 5/26/2017
Topics: #Science #History #Music #SoundRecording #TapeRecording Page Views: 167
How digital recording revolutionized an industry that was already doing just fine, thank you.

Previously in this series, we examined various means of sound recording as developed during the 19th and 20th centuries. However, all the techniques we've looked at, so far, have been analog recording techniques. Today we're going to look at digital recording …starting with, what's the difference?

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