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
To be honest, I’m not particularly into – or even really much interested – in astrology. I used to not-infrequently read my daily horoscope, back in the day – but that was in the course of reading newspapers. The horoscope page was always just there, and so I read it! But I don’t, hardly ever, […]Read More Keeping My Mind Open!
2016, when I look back at it as a blogger, was a big wash. For me, it was basically a 12-month existential blogging crisis. The vast majority of the blogging that I did manage to do was responses to blogging prompts. I was – for a variety of reasons – utterly unmotivated to produce new, […]Read More Is There Still a Purpose in This? (or, The State of My Blogging: 2017)
This week’s photo challenge: “[S]how us what path means to you. Consider the journey you’ve taken this year (or where you hope to go in 2017) and share a snapshot of this personal path, whether figurative or literal.” * I took this photo of my daughter at Shenandoah National Park well over a year ago […]Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: PATH
A couple of nights ago, I watched the final episode of a multi-part video series I’ve been following on YouTube, called Great Wide Open. It’s a little bit about sport climbing – featuring interviews with master climbers like Tommy Caldwell, Sasha DiGiulian, Renan Ozturk (who also featured in the excellent Meru documentary that I mentioned […]Read More On Oceans and Wilderness – and the GREAT WIDE OPEN
This summer has been….well, not what I expected it to be, honestly! Not at all. I knew going in that it would be a busy and probably somewhat challenging period of time, what with moving (and shepherding two jittery elementary-school-age kids through the process.) And that’s been true. But I expected that. What I didn’t expect […]Read More 6 Things I’ve Learned in the 6 Weeks (!) Since My Last Blog Post
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?