Carl Sagan’s words are always worth hearing.
Love the way this video illuminates them + the continuing promise of space exploration.
Johann Georg Leinberger, 1729 - 1731.
Death blowing bubbles.
Every time I read/view this, I laugh.
Skeletor Affirmations (by ghoulnextdoor)
"WE IMPROVE OURSELVES BY VICTORIES OVER OURSELVES. THERE MUST BE CONTESTS, AND WE MUST WIN."
I make playlists as a form of meditation
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Under the Whale Archive
Posted on November 1, 2012 | No CommentsOne of my first official acts as a newly minted 40-year-old was to help my mother pronounce my stepfather dead after a prolonged and terrible brain illness. It was dawn […]
Posted on April 12, 2012 | 2 CommentsAt the beginning of the year, I made the aspiration to read fewer Buddhist and self-help books. I bought and started Just Kids by Patti Smith, but I didn’t get […]
Posted on February 2, 2012 | 2 CommentsThe news was bad for dogs last week. Apparently, dragons hate them, so the new Chinese year is predicted to be a rough one for people like myself, born in […]
Posted on January 17, 2012 | No CommentsI don’t sleep so well. Every other night, I find myself awake at odd hours to warm a mug of milk, stretch my hips or play racquetball with difficult thoughts […]
Posted on November 22, 2011 | No CommentsA dragonfly hovered strangely at eye-level outside my car window in August. I thought it must mean that my friend Joan was dead. I was stopped at a red light. […]
Posted on November 10, 2011 | 4 CommentsI just returned from a beautiful memorial service in Loveland, Ohio, for my dear friend and colleague, Linda Sanders-Wells. Everyone there was invited to share their experiences of her. This […]
Posted on September 21, 2011 | 2 CommentsSo I took the better part of a year to complete the 12 Steps (for codependents). I thought finishing them would crack my life wide open. There were days when […]
Posted on July 8, 2011 | 2 CommentsI have become an aficionado of science documentaries; a connoisseur of Cosmos, a knower of Nova and a devotee of the Discovery Channel. Because space remains the iron core of […]
Posted on February 3, 2011 | 4 CommentsLast February, I was nervous about what the Year of the Tiger might have in store for me. Truthfully, I could not have imagined the half of it. Tigers are […]
Posted on January 3, 2011 | 7 CommentsI was all set to do laundry on New Year’s Day. The baskets were loaded, the darks picked clean of stray white socks. Then I happened upon the superstition that […]