Author Archives: DogDharma

About DogDharma

Dog Dharma is written by a human who loves dogs and who believes dogs have attained enlightenment. The human behind Dog Dharma came from humble origins, has faced many trials, enjoyed many adventures, and taken a path less traveled. He claims no special privilege or expertise, and remains humble. Dog Dharma‘s author has learned a few things along the way, and has much yet to learn. He has been told by many people that he has a talent for writing, and aspires to write a book, but is a little too lazy and disorganized, so his blog will suffice for now. He opens a window into his life in the hope that some of his words may be of comfort, some may be a beacon or warning, and perhaps he will connect with like-minded souls. Everything shared comes from a place of openness and honesty, but with no claim that he possesses the Truth. People and places mentioned should be taken as pseudonyms. In many cases, details may be an amalgamation of actual events disguised to protect the “innocent.” Nothing written is to be taken as actual fact, but as the author of Dharma Dog‘s limited understanding. From the mouths of the Beatles: In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make

The U.S. and Greenland

Marriage Equality As of June 26, 2015: To date: 23 countries have legalized same-sex marriage: Argentina (2010), Belgium (2003), Brazil (2013), Canada (nationwide 2005), Denmark (2012), Finland (eff. 2017) France (2013), Greenland (Oct. 2015) Iceland (2010), Ireland (eff. TBD) Luxembourg … Continue reading

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Dangers of Recovery Forums for Survivors of Psychopaths

I have not seen my psychopath in 2 1/2 years.  It’s been a long road to recovery, and perhaps like the AA philosophy of once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic.  However, one does move from victim to survivor.  With deep … Continue reading

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Having spent a good long while now — much longer than I would have thought — studying the nature of good vs evil and psychopathy, I come to the conclusion that cognitive dissonance is the most shattering part of dealing … Continue reading

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DUST Troubled waters Ain’t the storm, I need you To keep me warm Jagged pieces Torn apart, Would you look Inside my heart? Dreams and songs Scattered dust, On the moon ’Tis only rust Touch my soul Take my hand, … Continue reading

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F*ck It List

We are all our own worse critics: Should do…. Shouldn’t do… Should’ve done… Shouldn’t have done… My “to do” list has grown to a Master To-Do List with infinite sub-lists.  The bright and shining people talk about “bucket lists” and … Continue reading

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The past few days have been a study of personal endurance in the face of overwhelming odds.  For the many kind people who have followed my blog, and managed to grasp the gist of my struggle, those amazing souls have … Continue reading

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