Walking with Stella Yesterday, out on the bike path, there was a new slant of light. A spring slant. It was still blowing in the 20s in my face, but there was a definite shift in the angle of the sun. Stella and I both felt it. This new light and the cold on my … Continue reading Reading “Digital Minimalism”
The other day I got an email from Cal Newport. He’s proposing to his email list the idea of doing a “digital declutter” in the month of January. It’s part of a study for his next book. Here’s how he defines a digital declutter: "…you take a 30-day break from optional technologies in your personal life … Continue reading Do You Need A Digital Declutter?
See people the way they want to be seen. It's magical. All you have to do is see people, but nobody sees anyone anymore. We all live in a narcissistic, ego-centric bubble in which we want to be seen but no one wants to do the seeing. So, if you can climb out … Continue reading How to Motivate… Everyone
Over gluten-free waffles, green juice and coffee Misty, Vince and I talked about role models, and how if it weren't for our friends' families, we would never have imagined that parents could be nice to one another, and to their children. So if you have a half-way decent family situation, you should open your home … Continue reading A Sunday Brunch Meditation
Yesterday Elizabeth Gilbert posted a piece about Tribal Shame on her Facebook page. It's about tribal affiliations and how when you don't fit in with your tribe, this can cause a lot of pain and suffering until you are able to make a clean break with them. This is something I did a long time … Continue reading A Few Thoughts about Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook Post
Today it snowed. Two inches of heavy wet snow on this astronomical “first day of spring.” I got up, made coffee and raisin toast, filled the bird feeders, then headed up to my cozy lair, turned on the space heater and settled in for a long write. Yesterday a book I had ordered called, To … Continue reading The First Day of Spring
Everyone has an unlived dream inside them. Everyone. I have never met a single person who did not have an unlived dream. Most people spend the majority of their time trying to distract themselves from their unlived dream because they believe that they can't live it, and that thought gives them a lot of pain … Continue reading The Unlived Dream