contemplation and adventure. that’s how i roll.

25 Sep 2013 spirit + soul

computer in my lap. blanket covering my legs, with my toes peeking out (’cause my feet always get hot). a single candle burning on the kitchen island emitting a cinnamon-y autumn smell and a soft glow. rain pouring down outside. cloudy morning darkness. a cup of coffee, of course. and a cozy, autumn playlist perfect for the mood. i am basking in this first day of my 39th year. a year that i believe will be marked by contemplation andRead More

nesting day.

21 Sep 2013 spirit + soul

i’ve got nothing special planned today – which is always a good thing in my world. it’s really gray outside. drizzly and chilly. and the hard rain, with possible thunderstorms, is on it’s way. so, i’m gonna hunker down on my sofa and read some new magazines. of course i’ll sip on coffee. and perhaps do some writing. but, we’ll see about that. in a little bit, i’ll light my autumn candle and fill the apartment with the sweet smellRead More

i will always believe that peace is the answer.

6 Sep 2013 culture + art

i am a news junkie. or nerd. or whatever you want to call me. and on sunday mornings in the states, if i’m home, i like to watch all the sunday morning talk shows. as depressing and skewed and manipulative it may be, i want to be informed. of course, i don’t just rely on the mainstream media to get my news. i also listen to/read independent newspapers/sources. i read commentary and try to listen to global perspectives as well.Read More

keeping the dream alive.

28 Aug 2013 culture + art

originally, i was going to just post a photo and a quote and let those speak for themselves. but, now, as the day as progressed, i have too many thoughts rolling around in my head. in other words, i am inspired. you see, today is a great day of history in the united states. fifty years ago today, dr. martin luther king, jr. delivered his “i have a dream speech” in washington, dc. it was the day of the famousRead More

when what you have & where you are is enough.

20 Jun 2013 spirit + soul

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ― Lao Tzu i’m not necessarily talking about material things. i’m not talking about the things that you  and i own. or the things that we wished we owned. i’m talking about something a little deeper than that. i’m talking about what we have inside of us. we try so often to fill that space inside ofRead More



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