Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Random, but very, very interesting thoughts!

Finding Flow

I’ve been thinking lately about flow. The line of thought springs from my listening to Grit this summer as I’ve walked (whenever I get to work early enough for a quick spin), It’s an engaging, thought-provoking book by Angela Duckworth; and I … Continue reading

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Divided

I used to write here just about every day. Then, some years ago I took on part-time online work that involved doing some writing for others. It’s been an interesting journey and one that has taken me away from this … Continue reading

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Wordlessness

The Gospel of John opens with, “In the beginning was the Word…” But our individual human beginnings are always without words. Each and every one of us comes into the world a tiny, new being — naked and wordless. In the … Continue reading

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Places Where Things Have Happened

Everything that we humans experience happens at a particular place and time. The world is teeming with layer upon layer of human experiences — large and small, memorable and not. There are intersections, stretches of sidewalk, rooms in buildings — … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Washing Machine

Yup, that’s what I am doing. We have a new washing machine being delivered between 9:30 and 11:30 AM today, and I am here trying to use the time wisely. One thing I am sure to do is interact with … Continue reading

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You Can’t Go Home Again

I nearly always have Thomas Wolfe somewhere in the back of my mind. No matter, really – it could be much worse (and quite often is). Such a fraught and freighted word, home is. Simple, stolid – just one syllable. Nothing … Continue reading

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A Man of Integrity?

FBI Director James Comey over-stepped his bounds this past summer in discussing investigative matters with the press and sharing his opinions, above and beyond the findings. Now he has done it again, breaking with longstanding protocol and adding a nebulous … Continue reading

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The tragic romance that shaped Meryl Streep’s life | New York Post

I’ll start writing my own posts again soon, but this caught my eye and I thought others might enjoy this insight into Meryl Streep’s character. A formidable person, indeed … and this makes me want to see The Deer Hunter again … Continue reading

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Why Is Rush Limbaugh So Afraid of Lesbian Farmers? – NBC News

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh sounded the alarm bells about the “Obama regime” sending lesbian farmers to rural parts of America. But what’s really behind his concerns? Source: Why Is Rush Limbaugh So Afraid of Lesbian Farmers? – NBC News … Continue reading

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Bonfires

I seem to love bonfires. It’s not nascent pyromania, at least so far as I can tell. But the more I reflect, the more I wonder. What is it about fires? They’re warming, and there’s something so alive about them. … Continue reading

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My Subconscious and David Bowie

So, I woke up this morning and the first words that came to me were, “I’m a blackstar, I’m a blackstar.” Like so many, I felt very deeply touched by David Bowie’s death. His music, his personae, are both woven … Continue reading

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Neighbors

Here’s a quick thought that came and stayed with we while I took Caleb on a morning walk in the woods: We’re all neighbors. Bear with me, because there’s an interesting twist here, I promise. The thought is an amalgam … Continue reading

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Meditating

So, I set a goal for myself to meditate every day – starting at the beginning of December. I’m using my Habitbull app to track my progress (yep, apps intrigue me). They say it takes 66 days to create a … Continue reading

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Memories

Visiting with my sister last night we got to talking about some childhood books. These are ones that were read to us – as well as a set of books that we got to see once a year when we … Continue reading

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#VoteYes

What an inspiring outcome in the Marriage Referendum in Ireland yesterday! Love how so many people went #hometovote.  Love how politicians and companies stepped up and were supportive. I’ve been off and on grinning and in tears since Friday night, and the … Continue reading

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An Unhung Cutpurse

This is a passage that I was trying to remember while in Ireland recently. Or should I say, “whilst in Ireland”? Yes, that sounds much better – plus I like it that I get to repeat the fact that I was … Continue reading

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Spring is come again …

Listening to peepers and birds not-quite-ready to let go of the day, I breathe in the soft scent of lilacs and crab apple blossoms as night settles into every nook and cranny of these hills. Spring is such a gentle … Continue reading

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So, I was Just Thinking …

Yesterday I realized that I’ve now experienced 61 April 19ths in my life. Thought of that way, it really doesn’t seem like that many, does it?  It certainly makes me want to live each one of these days as fully … Continue reading

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Wow – Here It All Is, in a Frigging Nutshell!

Infuriating … so blood-boiling infuriating.  (This dude reminds me of my Uncle Malcolm – an entitled, condescending, alcoholic asshole whose dark secrets the family tried to keep hidden … and whose toxic presence we were subjected to … blessedly in … Continue reading

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Home Again

Lovely to be home and LOVED seeing RPE and her home in Ireland! The weather was lovely the entire time we were there and the scenery was breathtaking! Oh, and the food was excellent and the pubs friendly.  Walking, whether … Continue reading

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