Jennifer Stewart

The World As I See It
Member since March 2010
38 pages, 387 articles:

More Thoughts On Life

Jennifer Stewart

I don’t know whether I like Bhuddism or not because I'm pretty sure I don't know anything real about it. I sure don’t like the western super-elevation or interpretation of it that’s all entangled with the status of ‘I’m so spiritual’ and ‘don’t get attached to anything’. IMO when you let yourself get attached, that’s when you learn lessons. In the west we say it’s not spiritual but actually we’re just trying to avoid the pain of...

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Thoughts on Life Part 1

Jennifer Stewart

Every time I see a photo of John Boehner I think of the scene in The Wedding Planner where a bride presents a blotchy, orange face from too long under the tanner. JLo says ‘quarter cup of lemon juice and half a cup of salt and scrub scrub scrub.’ You live most of your life with your eyes screwed shut and you

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Of Life in Technicolor and Things

Jennifer Stewart

Society. Relationships. Life. It’s one thing knowing the theory of how to do it right, it’s another thing putting that theory into successful practise. Cerebral knowledge is useful and it's pretty seductive, but the having of it doesn’t necessarily enable you; in fact it can get in the way. If emotions aren’t also being dealt with, information becomes a lethal tool in denial which is so well developed in us anyway. It’s easy to think...

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The Good News & The Bad News

Jennifer Stewart

I’ll start with the good news first, because hopefully it will leave a great taste in your mouth, metaphorically speaking, of course, and that will help you more easily digest the bad news, which pun you'll appreciate when you get to that bad news. I'm warning you right now, gird your loins, it's bad . Right. The good news is that it may be better for you, and lead to you living a longer and healthier life if, instead of going...

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Paris Reels and Joins in Protest Against Violence

Jennifer Stewart

A couple of weeks ago I met somebody who said she hated Muslims because they kill and torture people. Members of other religions might point fingers, seek political domination over and say insulting things to those whose religion is different but they don’t kill them just because they say or believe something disagreeable. What about the IRA? I said. And that the problem isn’t the Muslim religion but the seriously psychologically...

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The Artist's Way... or The Artist's Lament

Jennifer Stewart

p.s. (can you have a postscript at the beginning? Sure, if you don't mind being labelled oxymoronic and with some justification...) Aaanyway, if you want to listen to music while you read, copy the URL of this page and paste it into a new window. Click on the image above to go to a Youtube 'video' that's a recording of me singing Body and Soul. Then come back to the first window to read. (That's because links don't open up in new...

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'Unbroken', Oscars, Egos, Golf, Presidents and Things

Jennifer Stewart

What a competitive world. At one level Al Qaeda battling ISIS for popularity and exposure and at the opposite end of the scale of seriousness, shows like Keeping Up With The Joneses – uh, that Kardashian 'show', if you can call it that; Idols, the X Factor, America’s Got Talent, outpicturing of Simon Cowell’s massive ego. Shows that have drawn furious criticism from greats like Elton John who said Cowell has destroyed the integrity of..

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Welcome, 2015! Happy New Year!

Jennifer Stewart

I love the 1 st of January. It gives off a sparkly aura of space, the year ahead stretched out to infinity. It’s a day when you can legitimately, if legitimate is what you need, believe that you can relax, there’s plenty of time for everything. As for the notion of getting older, it’s a far away fantasy, it ain’t happening today. It’s going to be 2015 for a long long time. Oh yes. That figure rolling over again is months and months..

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All I Want For Christmas Next Year Is My Two Front Teeth

Jennifer Stewart

I wonder how many of us thought of the line “all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” this Christmas. I know I did. I knew the melody that accompanies that line, but I couldn’t remember anything else, or even ever hearing the song being sung, for that matter, but I wondered, who would write a Christmas song about their two front teeth? I hauled my carcass over to Google to find out more. It’s a cute story. In the early 1940’s...

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