I just spent nearly two hours cutting up what was left of my dry fruit and mixing it with bird seed for the parrot. I'm sure I didn't have to go all out like that, but for some reason, I guess the sound of the seeds swirling around (and the nutcracker crunching on the harder … Continue reading Focusing on the wrong (or odd) things…
image from crookedbrains.net I've been missing in action because being the parental figure/food god of pawed or feathered beings wasn't enough. I had to add fins to the mix this week. A. Lot. Of. Fins (and antennae). At first I was going for flippers. I love turtles, always have. And I went to the pet … Continue reading Overcoming depression & a lack of artistic inspiration with a fish tank (or two)…
My Copy: 9781593082567 (image by bookdepository.com) I admit, this is one of the more approachable religious/philosophical texts that I've tried to read. I think part of that is the intro and the translation. That said, much of it is not that hard to grasp, and some other parts are like "whaaa?" Tao Te Ching has … Continue reading Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu
This is going to take more introspection than I am used to, but it's about damned time. My work in getting rid of the crap around my house has slowed down to a crawl, though I'm going to knock 1 or 2 spaces off my list this afternoon while the weather is great and the … Continue reading A Place for Me at Home
"Meditation" seems like a pretty simple concept, until I get looking and reading up on techniques and tips on how to do it best. There's not much of a consensus on how to do it properly, it seems. I've thumbed through a half dozen books, a lecture or two, some websites, and there are a … Continue reading #038–How do you know you’re meditating correctly?
I've always been a Radio Flyer fan, still have two I use for hauling stuff around. This pic cracked me up. I want that! Anyhoo-- Time to get things going (after Labor Day weekend--oh joy). I've never cared for it, but at least this year the parties might be more akin to neighborly-cleanup work parties … Continue reading Getting back on the wagon when all the pieces are up in the air
I was amending my goals list on my tracking site (food intake, exercise, mental health, etc.) and was about to put down "pray at least one time a day." But I stopped, because it hit me: who exactly was I praying to, or what? I'm looking for another job again. The first few ideas didn't … Continue reading The Power of Prayer (for the no-longer-religious)?