I’ve been interested for quite some time now in both the idea and practice of mindfulness. (You can see that interest sprinkled all over this blog!) Mindfulness – the need for it, the attempts to develop it, the changes it brings when I manage to be effective with the practice of it – touches every aspect of […]Read More Mindfulness & Me
After a long span of not finding any music that really grabbed me, I’m suddenly stumbling into all kinds of interesting stuff! (As noted here, for example.) Here’s another one: I would never in a million years have thought a slow and thoughtful cover of “Safety Dance” could be anything but ridiculous. But check this […]Read More One of the More Surprisingly Good Cover Songs I’ve Ever Encountered!
A few weeks ago, on the heels of a very unmotivated year of blogging (actually, probably more accurately, an unmotivated eighteen months at least of blogging), I posed a question to myself: “Is it worth it to continue to blog?? Has this just run its course for me? Do I still have a purpose here?” I […]Read More Life and Blogging
Karen Chance’s Cassandra Palmer series (a series of urban fantasy novels) really grabbed me hard a few months ago. (see the “Last 5 Books I’ve Read” section here.) I read the entire thing straight through really fast (because they all continue into each other, and I had to see what happened!) – and then, at the end, […]Read More Need Some Poolside Reading Material?
For a long time, I didn’t really see the point of Snapchat. My impression was that it was just some fad-ish thing (with its disappearing posts, etc.) Something teenagers frequented as an alternative to a Facebook utilized by their parents and grandparents. I was a little curious about it (articles like this and recommendations like this spurred my interest) […]Read More Snapchat Explorations
This week’s photo challenge from WordPress: “In your photo this week, show how opposites can tell a story about people, places, or objects. The tension can reside in what you choose to show — old vs. new, big vs. small, dark vs. light — or in how you frame and design your shot.” * * […]Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: OPPOSITES
My ex and our daughter are currently engrossed in being “art buddies.” This means that whenever either of them get interested in trying some sort of new-to-them art, they’re committed to jumping in together and giving it a go! It was drawing (anything!) with colored pencils first. Then they moved on to a particular focus […]Read More Creative Pursuits