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Me and the monarchs

I’m watching a show about Mexico on Discovery Channel and they describe how the migratory monarch butterfly seems to sit in lifeless clumps for three months, until the February sun penetrates the trees and strikes the butterflies. Because of buildings in front of my 2nd story apartment, I don’t get any sunshine in my apartment […]

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A Christmas post

Every other blogger has something to say about the holiday, so I decided to, too, instead of feeling left out. First off let me say this: I wasn’t traumatized by Christmas growing up and I knew extremely early that Santa doesn’t exist. I love Christmas movies, because I love the combination of magic and inevitably […]

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Getting lost and finding a signpost

I think that those of us who search for meaning in our lives, do so because we need some sense in our chaos, some hope in our darkness. We have pasts that have left us with scars and we want to know how to move forward. The fact that we even think like this, is […]

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Balance

My friend Max took the test and got such a wicked cool picture to illustrate his results ((sorry, no linky) so I took the test, too. If you score highly on all four elements, you get Harmony. If you score equally low on all four elements, you get Balance. As I did: Your Score: Balance […]

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The Whale and the Hockey Stick

The title of this blogpost happens to be the title of my work-in-progress (WIP) at NaNoWriMo (see widget to the left). It’s actually the whimsical title of a couple of galaxies, which was the Astronomy Picture of the Day on October 12. For lack of a better title for a WIP, I stole this. I […]

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It’s all in Japanese

I was surfing the worldwide web and my own bookshelves, looking something up for a friend. I therefore became reacquainted with the Japanese term “sanpaku”, which means “three whites”, i.e. the whites in your eyes show up on three sides, not just two. The third is either above or below the iris. Sanpaku shows imbalance, […]

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Subtle shift

I saw the company doctor today. Just a regular annual check-up. Blood pressure’s up but still a healthy 120/80. Cholesterol’s up but within the healthy range. Iron levels are good. Heart and lungs also sounding normal. Lung capacity still rocks. I don’t feel like I’m going to be 47 in less than two months. One […]

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Decisions and teeth

“You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise Hay has a list of metaphysical and/or emotional reasons for physical ailments and attendant, healing affirmations. Some time this summer my right front incisor started to feel slightly looser. It seemed to be able to lean a bit against its neighboring teeth. By last week, I was feeling […]

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Comics nerd follow-up and some, uh, whining

I went to hear one of my favorite Norwegian cartoonists, Mads Eriksen, speak, and took a picture of him working, but that didn’t come out, unfortunately. He was sketching what was to become this: Eriksen was pleasant and humble, and he did say something about Norwegians and their attitudes to the newspaper daily comics: Those […]

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Everyday magic

After a rather sucky two weeks, with my mood absolutely out of control (probably hormones, but I won’t go into details), it helps to be reminded of where to put one’s focus. Noticing the magic in everyday things helps. A great tit perched on my open window sill, eyeing my room with curiosity. Venus brilliantly […]

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What I’ve learned this summer

Alice has inspired me to do this post, thanks to her own on the same subject. I’ve learned what it’s like to travel by air in the US. The stories about delayed flights were all true. The security checks and necessity of Ziploc baggies also true. However, I must say that, in all the repeated […]

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More on the Law of Attraction

I will admit that I’m still put off by the design of the “The Secret” movie. The movie, its message and its producer are also receiving criticism for other reasons, the main one being that it is focused on selfish materialism, the secondary one that it has ripped other people and other books off. And […]

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The same and yet not

I went on a trip, I visited my mother and my childhood friend, and it could have been the usual. “Did this, saw that, and oh, guess what happened when we…”, while passing the photo album around. But something happened under the surface, and the result was that I dreamt I was pregnant, a very […]

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New habit for August

I have been on vacation, one reason for few posts here. Another is, I write only whenever I am inspired. My vacation has been inspiring. It is fun to see the Universe in action, to manifest the best for oneself and, in spite of what seem to be problems, get exactly what you need and […]

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All the little blessings

All the little blessings add up to one wonderful day. Interestingly, yesterday morning’s affirmation involved seeing and experiencing love in everything. Thank you, God, for the love I experienced. Thank you for: …easily finding everything at the grocery store …the money in my account that let me afford all that food – and a cash […]

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Heaven on earth

Belinda Carlisle once sang that heaven is a place on Earth and that in heaven love comes first. She wasn’t wrong. You don’t have to die (and believe in the right god) to get to heaven. Heaven is actually an attitude, and one you can create for yourself. Ernest Holmes, the founder of Science of […]

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500th post!

This is supposed to be another slacker report, but I’m not really slacking. It’s just that I’m not blogging. So what am I doing that’s not blogging? Here’s a list: Mulling this “tag” from another blogger over in my mind, looking for some way to respond, because I think it’s worth responding to. Downloading podcasts […]

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Atheists vs. Christians – or atheists AND Christians?

I just read an article on theists vs. atheists and it was not a waste of time. It was a very good look at how the non-believers and believers can get along and why insisting on not getting along isn’t a good idea at all. Over on my other blog I go on about God […]

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Black teen humor and me

A father proudly posted the URL to his 13-year-old daughter’s website to a Usenet group I read, boasting his daughter’s site gets 21,000 hits. So I took a look. The tiny photograph of the web mistress herself showed a pale and serious face framed by dark hair, the almost gothic and always closed look some […]

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Crystal

Sravana writes about an aura test, which includes a bit about so-called Indigo children. I took the test, not really expecting it to be more than entertaining, but the last questions about “red overlay” made me cry. After answering about likes and dislikes of various kinds, came a reminder about how an abusive or neglectful […]