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Lessons from the Bode(xpress)sattva

In Buddhism, a bodhisattva is one who has attained enlightenment but continues to struggle on the Earth to help others. The Dalai Lama is considered a bodhisattva.

Bodexpress – the trending racehorse who shucked off his jockey, John A. Velazquez, Saturday in the Preakness Stakes, then ran the race riderless and more before finally being corralled – offered his own brand of enlightenment for viewers:

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That's why they call it a horse race

Perhaps the commercial that used a subtle version of Fleetwood Mac’s great “Go Your Own Way” was a harbinger, but the 144th Preakness Stakes was as nutty as the Kentucky Derby. We can only wonder what the Belmont Stakes will bring in three weeks.

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Maximum insecurity

April is the cruelest month,” T.S. Eliot began his poem “The Waste Land.” But T.S. — we hesitate to be overly familiar and call him Tom — what about May?

Threats to and from Iran, the continuing abortion divide, tariff wars, the stock market bouncing around like a knuckleball again: The only thing that is certain these days is, of course, uncertainty, making us all uneasy.

In the past, culture — specifically, arts and entertainment and sports — has provided stability in a destabilized world. But the real world keeps intruding on these parallel worlds that are framed differently by time and space.

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