I haven’t been shy about discussing my birthday of late, it seems. This isn’t due to rampant egocentrism, and it’s also not meant as a huge scattering of hints that everyone should begin shopping now for when the big event next rolls around again, toward the homestretch of 2014 — it’s just been coming up … More Anagram-Birthday!
One of the only vices I allow myself to indulge in regularly these days is the consumption of coffee. Oddly enough, as a child and then even as a young adult, I always found coffee to be completely unappealing. Only as I forged ahead into my thirties, did I begin to get on board (and … More Sometimes things self-correct…
I wrote here last week about how I found myself in this pitched battle against the forces of that condition we call “strep throat”…and I can restate here that it was a pretty unpleasant conflict. With the help of a round of antibiotics, I’m at nearly 100% now, and the streptococci have been shown to … More Lord of the Underworld…
When I was a youngster, my older brother had a taste for science. Looking back, I think maybe it was science in general that appealed, because he cycled through a whole lot of different fields of interest, each new season seeming to bring with it a new and specific passion: meteorology, astronomy (I fondly recall … More Birth charts: the Wiring of our selves…
If you start to open yourself up to the variety of thinking that gets filed in bookstores under headings such as “New Age” or “Wellness” or “Spirituality,” you’ll find a veritable avalanche of advice counseling you to “live in the present.” And this isn’t bad advice, either. It’s a great truth that we can’t actually … More The past is in the past…or is it??
When I was a kid, I read a lot of comic books. Inside these comic books, there were generally ads for all kinds of odd kitsch you could send away for (and “kitsch” is a kindly way by which to categorize the items I’m referring to here — a less kindly but probably just as … More Chip Away!!
Yesterday, I attended two separate events that each included some meditation. In so attending these, I bumped up against this fundamental principle that colors a whole lot of what we humans do here on Planet Earth. That principle is this: Anything — any skill, any endeavor, any undertaking — requires practice if you wish to … More Eternal Chatter of the Thought-less Mind
Not long ago, I wrote a post relating a bit about how I’d consulted a doctor who specialized in acupuncture and Eastern medicine, and how he’d determined my “body organ type,” and the diet that would work most optimally with that type (which type is “Hepatonia,” in case you’d forgotten). So yesterday, I went back … More Acupunctured!
Not too long ago, I wrote a post that featured the concept of Justice — inspired by my being tapped for jury duty here in LA — and in that post, I spoke about not just the Justice Card in the classic Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck (and all of its myriad progeny), but the Adjustment Card … More Snap, crackle, and pop: “Adjustment”
So last night I was favored with what seemed at the time to be a copious flood of really vivid dream imagery. Mostly, I was engaged in whatever these rich dreamscapes were showing me, but on some level, a part of me was able to kind of step back and observe that, “Wow, whole lotta … More Dream a little dream…but don’t forget to remember it!