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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Posted on November 17, 2012 | 2 CommentsMy son and I have been watching old episodes of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood lately. It’s much easier than I realized to get engrossed in the land of make-believe and film […]
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 April 4, 2011 | No CommentsI used to bristle when someone told me, “I will pray for you.” It seemed presumptuous. Who were they praying to? And how did they know that their God had […]
Posted on October 4, 2010 | 3 CommentsWhen I went out East in August, I was beginning to feel lighter. I felt invisible at BlogHer, but that was mainly because you have to work so hard to […]
Posted on October 14, 2009 | 5 CommentsI once worked with a woman who gave elaborate thespian phone performances. Not the nasty $2.99 per minute kind, but plenty that had the undertow of a more genuine nastiness. […]
Posted on June 12, 2009 | 2 CommentsI’m really not a good Buddhist, or technically even actually a Buddhist. I have sung the Refuge prayer in spirit dozens of times but never taken it in formal ceremony. […]
Posted on January 19, 2009 | No CommentsThis opening prayer for the inaugural festivities, given by Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, was left out of the broadcast yesterday, apparently due to a miscommunication between Obama’s planning committee and […]
Posted on August 14, 2008 | 2 CommentsI believed in karma long before I knew the word. I imagined it as though it was a cosmic superhero, capable of righting all injustices. It’s also known by the […]
Posted on January 5, 2008 | 4 Comments(Image: A sculptural representation of Milarepa). When Declan was about four months old, I took a rare evening to myself so I could attend a teaching by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso […]
Posted on August 24, 2005 | 3 CommentsThis is part of what I wrote for my son for his welcoming ceremony last weekend. I believe all children should be raised with their own mythology: I want to […]