In my ongoing journey to figure myself and life and all that stuff out, I’m now trying to learn about non-attachment. Attachment = expectation. In “The Shack”, they suggest you ditch the noun and go for the verb: Expecting. That is making more and more sense to me. Expectation sets you up for failure; expecting […]
So I got my own domain something like four years ago, and the stuff I have here is still in limbo. It’s like moving house: Taking everything I have in the old home, and trying to make it fit and function in the new one. Some things look fine, some don’t fit, some have no […]
Pluto. Pluto in Virgo. Pluto in Virgo conjunct the North Node. That’s what I have to offer in November. Not a novel—navel-gazing. An old hobby is being rekindled. Astrology is a life-long love, and just when I thought I could live without it, it shows back up and shows me how good it is at […]
Interests keep changing. Or rather, focus does. I obviously still enjoy taking photographs, because I kept my camera busy during my vacation. But even photography requires inspiration—and weather that won’t ruin a camera. And so I let Wordless Wednesdays slide. I stopped forcing myself and let my blog rest, too. The nice thing about long […]
Wordless Wednesday Back when it was Astroblog.
I think the most frustrating experience with the internet is TL;DR—too long, didn’t read. I have a long list of longer articles that I know interest me and that I want to read but the energy just isn’t there. Or the focus isn’t. Or the time. How annoying! All this knowledge literally in my lap […]
This is a test for my friend Alice, for whom Blogger is not working. You may ignore this post completely, but if you’ve read this far, you haven’t so ignore what I said.
OK, yesterday’s post came out of the blue. For you. For me, it was the result of a Friday at work full of carbs: Bread, fruit juice and two kinds of cake. And that was breakfast at work. Still under the influence of all the carbs, I let myself take some leftovers home with me. […]
So over at Chez Alice’s, Alice herself posted about the dearth of postings on her blog. Specifically, postings that feature writing, rather than photography. I recognize and sympathize with Alice’s sense of lack since my own blog has the same dearth. The amount of time has not changed. The interest in the world around me […]
A scene from work: My boss comes over to talk to me, and I am typing something, and continue to do so as I look up at him to answer him. He stares in horrified fascination at my fingers accurately producing words on the screen without me looking, and finally can’t stand it any more […]
New Year’s Eve. The day when people are either scrambling to get food and champagne for the evening’s festivities or are contemplating what resolutions to make for the coming year – or both. For me, 2011 is the start of the next half century of my life. I was 50 in December. It was actually […]
So, if you scroll down a bit, there’s a list of stuff I read. I have a lot of this on RSS-feeds but decided to share here. Under the category “READ” are blogs and sites that are mostly for reading but may contain photos. Here be some good writing by friends – not necessarily opinions […]
I’m consolidating a bit. My other blog, Budding Yogini, will cease to exist soon, but all posts are transferred here and tagged “spirit” and “budding yogini”. I no longer feel the need to keep my spiritual musings separate from other musings. I’m still a budding yogini, though.
This brilliant film is making the rounds. I found mine over at A Pacific View. Here’s the comment I left there after seeing this video: Absolutely stunning video! Finally one that clearly gave me an idea of scale. Especially going back home. If any aliens are visiting us, it must be purely by accident, because […]
…because at 5 am I had all kinds of great ideas for a blog post today, and had several paragraphs ready in my head. Can’t remember a thing – not even what the topic was. What’s the point of waking up way too early if you can’t use it for something good? I need to […]
I have noticed that with things like Twitter and Facebook, getting something off one’s chest can be done in a few short sentences, and the immediacy and convenience (and lack of expectation of more than a paragraph) mean that more people “tweet” or post to Facebook rather than blog now. I was hunting for some […]
Wordless Wednesday – see also Saturday’s post
I’m back on Twitter. And Facebook. I’m kafox9 on Twitter and kafox on Facebook. There. I am no longer a dinosaur. I am no longer hitting myself in the face with a hammer. I have decided I can’t beat them so I join them. And I owe it to these two ladies. Speaking of two […]
(This is an English translation of a Norwegian original.) Today I came across a well-written essay from a Swedish teenager. She was scared to death about her generation. She is worried about what will become of them. They seem to be so self-destructive. They are still embarrassed in the school locker room, while being happily […]
I dag kom jeg over et godt skrevet innlegg fra en svensk jente via Aftenposten. Den svenske jenten er livredd for sin generasjon. Hun opplever generasjonen sin som selvdestruktiv; de er sjenerte i fellesdusjen, men publiserer nakenbilder på nettet. Hun savner at foreldrene bryr seg, og henvender seg til oss som født på 60-tallet. Det […]