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In loving memory and in belated honor of C. Jan Gogulski, Col. US Army (Ret.), * 1933 – † 2000.

11 May 2013 by Mike Gogulski
Posted in art, diary, mind control, rōshi will break my other leg | No Comments »

My dad kept this beautiful teaching on the wall of his office (“the den”) from before the time I could read. My mother, Joan Carol Gogulski, keeps it there now, and it is to her that I dedicate this posting, along with my sorrow at the 12 1/2 years it has taken me to begin mourning.

Obituary — December 27, 2001 — The Orlando Sentinel (link)

CASIMIR “JAN” GOGULSKI, 68, Bradford Drive, Winter Park, died Monday, Dec. 24. Mr. Gogulski was an electrical engineer for Lockheed-Martin. Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., he moved to Central Florida in 1972. He was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Survivors: wife, Joan; son, Michael, Santa Cruz, Calif.; daughter, Karen, Orlando; brother, Paul, Las Vegas; one granddaughter. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home-Oviedo Chapel.

Be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy. The universe is unfolding as it should.

– Spocken by Leonard Nimoy, 1967
— Conceived and Written by Max Ehrmann, 1927.
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~*~ Desiderata ~*~

Go placidly
amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

~*~
Found at the Old Saint Paul’s Church, Baltimore A.D. 1692.

 

Farewell, toward the final frontier.

Farewell, toward the final frontier.


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