Some people live their lives ruled by fear: fear of strangers; fear of stalkers; fear of burglers; fear of illness; or simply fear of the unknown. But despite the fact my mother has done her best to instill fear & mistrust of unknown people into me, I refuse to live a life ruled by fear.… Continue reading Fear vs. Kindness in the Internet Age
Many spiritual traditions teach the lesson of mindfulness: focusing on the here & now, being attentive & mindful of everything around you, that rises within your mind, but without grasping to hold on to it. I've been practicing today, and here are some of the things I experienced... Sun & warmth, the warmest day of… Continue reading Mindfulness: Spring Sunshine and Squirrels
It was an ordinary Fall day. I stepped outside onto the deck to throw our compost - mostly banana peels and used tea bags - into the woods. At the first throw, suddenly, not far away, nestled between trees and stones, up from the leaves sprang two young deer. Their tails didn't white flag alert,… Continue reading An Ordinary Day: A Deer Story
There is clearly a disconnection deep in my brain between what my brain thinks I ought to be able to do, and what I can really do without dire consequences. You would think that by this point in life, after how many years of illness? 12 officially, I guess, that I would have it clearly… Continue reading The Disconnection
Why do geese feel the need to squawk or cackle or whatever you call it while they fly? It makes no sense to me. Seems like a waste of energy and breath, just like talking is for a human when running. They have been flying over - a LOT. SE to NW. Right over the… Continue reading Signs of Spring
We did big shopping. Pharmacy. Martins. Petco. Super Walmart. Dogfood. Groceries...lots of groceries. Then lugging it all thru the path, with the snow and ice and twigs sticking up. I have a migraine, my back is killing me, and my knee has felt better. Gonna eat, sleep, and will call and read emails tomorrow. G'night.