Does Solitude Have a Place in Your Life?

Though it’s technically possible to be connected thousands of people thousands of miles away—anytime, anywhere—too much of a good thing can lead to a bad place. Solitude is a human need and to deny it is unhealthy for both mind and body. Living in a technologically connected 24/7 society that undervalues solitude and overvalues attachment…

Happiness is

What triggered happiness or joy in your life during the month of February 2012? For me happiness is surviving (without drugs) a 3 week-long excruciatingly painful Shingles (chicken pox virus recurrence) attack t affected both my optic and auditory nerves and that could have led to complications like these:

Broken links warning

This blog is being domain mapped and has been for years now. The traffic on it became so low on my self hosted wordpress.org install that I did not feel the cost of web hosting justified keeping it on paid hosting.  So last week the contents have been moved back to free hosting at the…

A Tumultuous Month

This has been a tumultuous month for me and for my Beloved. We are eager for it to end and  hopefully, for a better month to begin. The beginning of our January featured repetitive computer breakdowns and repairs and lost data. Some of the data I lost was research files that were  intended to become…

I won!

Lana Gramlich is an award-winning international artist/photographer, amateur naturalist and astronomer and my friend.  The Dreaming Tree is her personal blog which includes posts on visual arts, dreaming and natural sciences (astronomy, parklands, etc.) among other things. I  subscribed to Lana’s  Eye Candy Visual Arts Newsletter and in the November draw for an 8 x…

I won again!

My friend David of Quillcards™ a subscription ecard service and site for the sale of art prints had a contest on his other blog  Guess The Animal And Win A Prize.  I looked closely at the image of the eye of the animal in question and remembered that somewhere on my travels on the internet I…