Evergreens are a symbol of rebirth and you could say I am blessed, because everything I need for my evergreen wreath making is free of charge and readily available. Every December I walk in the woods with my small wheelbarrow, a hand saw and pruning shears to collect wreath making materials. Fallen cedar, fir and […]
Humans are by nature perceptive and compassionate beings in tune with nature and with others but these qualities are usually lost in the deluded busyness of life. The more exposure we have to the stresses of life in a busy world the more important it is that we make the time to relieve the pressure […]
This summer my friends who are also in their autumn years came to visit with their three girls. Though they thought they were finished with parenting years ago, due to unusual family circumstances they are parenting again. We had a marvelous time together and throughout the month they visited we taught the girls several simple […]
My husband and I awoke to the news that BP Plc is preparing for a key procedure to replace the containment cap over its blown-out Macondo well, which could temporarily cause more oil to gush into the Gulf of Mexico. This provoked a long and thoughtful discussion about global warming and what additional steps we […]
Alan Watts had profound insights into the nature of life and existence that have affected millions of people. “My point was, and has continued to be, that the Big Realization. . . is not a future attainment but a present fact, that this now-moment is eternity and that one must see it now or […]
A wonderful video on meditation. Love it!
The brain seems to carry out nearly all its sensory perception using generic, interchangeable modules, each of which learns (from scratch) to represent and process whatever signals it is exposed to. But what does each module actually do?