I figured I'd get some other things done in the past few weeks as my obsession with music has helped me kick my depression to the curb and I'm getting my motivation back. The struggle continues, but I'm finally at the place where I want to be working on actually playing music again, and have … Continue reading Bringing music-making back, though the licorice stick will have to wait til I build those mouth muscles again…
Blitz Q #170: Can you really get rid of psychosomatic symptoms long-term?
I was trying to figure out what's been wrong with me the past several days. Migraine here, nausea there, another crazy headache right now as I type this (mostly with my eyes closed to give my pain a break). My days haven't let me get much done because of it, and I've been annoyed. Things … Continue reading Blitz Q #170: Can you really get rid of psychosomatic symptoms long-term?
Being me, I just HAD to tackle the hardest area of my house far too early…
It's almost time for me to head to bed right now, but my feet are still throbbing from walking around all day on the dirtiest floor (despite some intense cleaning efforts the past few days). With all the hidden places dirt's been accumulating, I'm gonna have to do my "shoes at the door" rule again … Continue reading Being me, I just HAD to tackle the hardest area of my house far too early…
What do Foreign Correspondents Think of the U.S.? (video from The New Yorker)
This just happened to pop up in my YouTube feed this morning and I had to watch it several times. It's what the title says, and it's enlightening and disheartening all at the same time. Journalists are not the freaking enemy of the people. They are OF the people more than the damned politicians, for … Continue reading What do Foreign Correspondents Think of the U.S.? (video from The New Yorker)
Learning new things in the garden a little at a time… & knowing you’re gonna go WAY past your initial investment if you don’t watch it.
I didn't get too much done today--too much work outside the home and I was nodding off mid-day, so I napped through quite a bit of it. Bummed me out because I had plans, but sleep needs to happen, too. What little I did do happened in my garden, and as I let myself SLOWLY … Continue reading Learning new things in the garden a little at a time… & knowing you’re gonna go WAY past your initial investment if you don’t watch it.
Two hands, two different beats on the keyboard… now what?
Forget "left" and "right" Twix bars; the left vs. right hand on the piano keyboard is just a doozy lately. I hit that snag in my learning while with my instructor this morning. So far, what we'd been playing has had at least the bass part starting (chord or single note) along with a note … Continue reading Two hands, two different beats on the keyboard… now what?
Essential Tibetan Buddhism, by Robert A.F. Thurman
My Copy: 9780785808725 (image from abebooks.uk.com, different design from what's available today) I've had this book on my shelf for roughly fifteen years, and hadn't so much as cracked it open til this week. I suppose there was a reason for that. I had to struggle to hit the 100 page benchmark before giving up. … Continue reading Essential Tibetan Buddhism, by Robert A.F. Thurman
I’m giving myself the rest of March to clean up the place: house, pantry, body, all of it.
Boy I love going to get a massage. When I let the craziness of the past weeks drift away, I can really think, and think really hard about what I need or want to do most. My initial goals about music and art and reading books haven't changed a bit, but I really have to … Continue reading I’m giving myself the rest of March to clean up the place: house, pantry, body, all of it.
Work-Life Balance for Dummies When You Have No Life (and I’m the dummy in this one…)
I've been trying to write for three days now, and this is one thing that's come into and out of my mind the past week. Namely, how to achieve such an interesting idea, when you have a mind like mine. I've talked about my job and related issues several times over the past month, but … Continue reading Work-Life Balance for Dummies When You Have No Life (and I’m the dummy in this one…)
A new, fun (painful, crazy) goal: be able to do 100 push-ups a day by the New Year.
Yeah, I don't mean it has to be all at the same time. Like I could break it up into a couple sets throughout the day or something, but that's what I want to aim for--be able to do 100 push-ups a day. Maybe next year I'll go for sit-ups (shudder). That said, yes, it's … Continue reading A new, fun (painful, crazy) goal: be able to do 100 push-ups a day by the New Year.