Making Peace

On page 23 of the Aug/Sept 2015 issue of Weavings Catherine Cavanagh quotes Thich Nhat Hanh: “Our capacity to make peace with another person and with the world depends very much on our capacity to make peace with ourselves.  If we are at war with our parents, our family, our society, or our church, there is probably…

A New Year

This morning Facebook reminded me of my blog post from a year ago today.  I was on my way to Texas to start a new chapter in life. This blog was going to blossom and thrive as each new day in a new life unfolded. And then it didn’t. I got homesick and depressed. Countless…

Paradigm Shift

“Oh my god! Use the clutch! You’re going to ruin the transmission. Do you know how expensive those things are to fix!?!” Okay, so my transmission is actually an automatic…but that has been part of the problem. Driving with a manual transmission at least you know when you’re doing it wrong. Shifting paradigms from rural…

Hangover

Steady…steady on now.  One step at a time.  Oh, the bright light of day is relentless after a night like that. …the dreaded heavy thinking hangover. Awake in the middle of the night. No air condioning. Fan buzzing away keeping me sane with streams of the coolest air available. I was asleep. Darn! Well, fine…

Waking Up To WordPress

BEEP!BEEP!BEEP!  The alarm is set to go off at 7am. Wide awake I am…at 6:30.  Always hoping for that last half hour of sleep. …And right away I am thinking!  Yes, fully engaged in thought.  Not just the small stuff either.  It’s the depth first search (DFS) algorithm.  Autopilot directs me to the kitchen for…