in the mornings, especially during this time of year, i try to spend some time alone. ok. zola usually follows along, as you can see. hehe. it takes a long time for the sun to come up in the mornings, so it’s cozy to sit with the advent lights in the windows & a few candles lit on the table near me. i need this time. i need time to sit, breathe, think, just be. there are many days that […]
sweet old blog. it just happened. i just sat down & started going through different blog designs from my wordpress dashboard, and i got inspired. i decided that i would decide on which design i liked the most, and then begin using it on january 1st. cool, huh? new year. new beginnings. new adventures. new design. even though i had no desire to change the look of my blog. i love my old trusty “under the influence” design. and i […]
a week ago, i had a little retreat with myself at home and spent some of the time reading about a new person i discovered… joseph campbell. he was a university professor, a writer, and a spiritual man… but not of any one religion (this i like). instead, he saw and taught about the threads that run through all myths, all stories, all religions. instead of focusing on the things which made religions different, he made connections and drew a […]
sometimes it’s hard to realize that all the suffering that goes on in the world is real. most of us are so removed from it. desensitized from it. we hear about it. think about it. feel bad about it. but it just doesn’t sink deep down inside of us. we do not cry along with those who suffer most of the time. because most of the time, those who suffer are people we do not know. only when one who […]
after my last little post of frustration, things settled down (= i gave up on trying to retype or salvage my original post) & it turned out to be quite a great weekend. and it’s been an unusually good mix of super busy-ness mixed with some much needed peace & quiet. i must confess, though, that all i can seem to think about is having a break during christmas… a few days in a row completely off. and then, in […]
noooooooo!!!! i just spent the past 15 minutes typing an amazing post into my freaking iPhone about the book that i’m planning to write. i’ve used almost all of the rest of my battery. and just as i was about to add a picture… and… i hit the wrong damn button & everything was deleted. suck. peace.
on wednesdays it feels like i work forever. and when i finally get home, i can’t help but turn on my computer & click on all my favorite sites… catch up with friends & family, reply to emails, play on twitter, and read blogs. even though i’m so freaking tired, it’s impossible to resist the temptation to catch up on everything. it’s how i stay connected. wow, that sounds so 21st century. so, i’ve made my rounds over the internet […]