A Love Hate Diary of Dates with a Smartphone… (part 3)

Mark your calendar, set your alert notifications for the National Day of Unplugging which begins at sundown this coming Friday (March 6) and ends (only if you want it to) at sundown on Saturday (March 7). This mini diary on my smartphone experience explains why I'll be unplugged too! Continuing from Part 2 that ended …

Collections of Recollections

Colored photographs hanging above colored clothes on a rack

  Boxes of newspaper wrapped dishes, and shielded glass in picture frames reminds me I've resided here for half my life.   More frequent moving in more youthful days not needed or necessarily desired --- right now. Unless I could turn my back and be there immediately without sorting through stuff. Taking only recollections with …

Messages from the Brightest Stars…

Golden beams of sunshine through an autumn forest

The garden rests under November's grey skies and already freezing temps while I practice morning Qigong inside. Looking up, I notice this solitary tree glowing amidst bare woods. It reminds me of my brother, Robert --- my last living immediate family member and only sibling, who recently passed. Years ago, when one of my dogs …

Anon

September tugs at August October overshadows September. Leaves falling in August a premature ejaculation of autumn leaves one unfulfilled and looking to September for more. More warmth, more comfort, a lingering embrace to hold on to the moments of bliss. As an adult, I love September and August too. It's just too soon to feel …

Some (not so) Squirrelly Advice for Pleasant Holidays

Mixed Nuts What do you think about when you think about squirrels?  Ravaged bird feeders?  Acrobatic acts?  Rabies?  The park?  Nuts?  Well, yes, nuts.  That also comes to mind when I think about the December holidays. Not just the type of nuts we eat --- like roasted chestnuts, walnuts on that sumptuous apple pie, or …

Get More Social

By now, you know my feelings about the overuse and addictive characteristics of social media, particularly as it hampers one's interest in human to human communication and experiencing the natural environment.  I offer Christina Farr's article in the hopes it will help those of you trying to detox and return to a more serene, content …