Archive for the 'Zen' Category

WHY I BECAME A MAN IN BLACK…

July 12th, 2014

When I had to start making fashion decision for work, I simply put all my suits, shirts and ties in a steady rotation. In the morning I just grabbed the next item in the closet. In the ’90s, when I left the corporate world, I simplified even further and switched to a black jeans and […]

A WISE WOMAN SAID…

July 11th, 2014

Make no decisions that cause you to lose sleep. First of all, sleep is simply too precious. You need energy for everything you do when it comes to campaigning, and you have no spare sleep. Right now, I have less than 12 weeks left before my primary, and then it’s basically over — there is […]

I ASPIRE TO SHEDWORKERDOM…

July 6th, 2014

Via Shedworking…

RULE NO. 2: EMULATE YOUR GRANDMOTHER…

July 4th, 2014

Rule No. 2: Rule No. 2 – Don’t Eat Anything Your Great Grandmother Wouldn’t Recognize as Food. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

RULE NO. 1: EAT FOOD…

July 3rd, 2014

Rule No. 1: Eat Food. From Food Rules, an eater’s manual by Michael Pollan Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook. See also Eating Mindfully by Jan Chozen Bey.

EVEN A BRIEF SMILE DOES WONDERS…

June 30th, 2014

RELAXING… AHHHHHHH…

June 27th, 2014

ADVICE TO A FATHER’S YOUNG SON…

June 26th, 2014

A Decalogue of Canons for observation in practical life. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do to-day. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself. Never spend your money before you have it. Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you. Pride costs […]

YOU HAVE 10 MINUTES TO LIVE: GO…!

June 23rd, 2014

What would you do right now if you learned that you were going to die in ten minutes? Would you race upstairs and light that Marlboro you’ve been hiding in your sock drawer since the Ford administration? Would you waltz into your boss’s office and present him with a detailed description of his personal defects? […]

FAILING TO ACT LEADS TO FAILURE…

June 23rd, 2014

CARPE DIEM IS MORE TO THE POINT, BUT…

June 17th, 2014

I have discovered that Brain Pickings is the worst rabbit hole I have ever found on the intertubes, far worse than YouTube or Facebook or Twitter, and for that reason wonderful.

JIGGLING THE HANDLE IS COGNITIVE DISTRIBUTION…

June 10th, 2014

If your mental to-do list grows beyond that, it will get stuck in an endless circular loop of mulling, “much like a running toilet”, as Brigid Schulte – author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time – put it. “The mulling is what social scientists say creates ‘contaminated time’,” she […]

INTERESTING DEMANDS REAL RISKS…

June 9th, 2014

STUDY… LEARN… GROW… OR DIE…

May 26th, 2014

JUST WHAT IS IMPORTANT, ANYHOW…?

May 13th, 2014

KURT VONNEGUT ON REVENGE…

April 21st, 2014

Kurt Vonnegut said: In our personal lives, our inner lives, at least, we can learn to live without the sick excitement, without the kick of having scores to settle with this particular person, or that bunch of people, or that particular institution or race or nation. And we can then reasonably ask forgiveness for our […]

I’M BACK…

April 1st, 2014

This post is pinned to the top as a greeting to those who might have missed me while I went thinking. You’ll find new posts every hour, on the hour, this morning. Enjoy. My typing stand built with the help of Buster (lower right) and Max (roll over). While the feckin’ snow kept me from […]

GONE THINKING…

March 21st, 2014

For the next 10 days, Friday, 21 March through Monday, 31 March, I am on Spring Break and will be taking an Electronic Fast. I’ll be reachable by phone and I’ll check emails once a day for emergencies, but don’t expect any new posts here until April. Enjoy.

WE CHOOSE WHAT TO INVITE INTO OUR LIFE…

March 8th, 2014

The third aspect of Right Diligence is to invite the beneficial seeds to come up. p. 93 From Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook.

REPLACE THE BAD WITH THE BENEFICIAL…

February 18th, 2014

Do something to help it go back—not suppressing it, but helping it to go back. One way is to invite a beneficial seed to come up and replace it. p. 93 From Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook.

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