“The “Thieves Oil Story” *
Thieves-type oils were apparently developed from historical information about four thieves in France who would rob victims of the Black Plague (get it–stealing things off of dead bodies. Ick.)
They’d protect themselves from the plague with a secret recipe of natural ingredients including cloves and [...]
A few quotes from ….
A Mind at Home With Itself
If you think that someone else is the cause of your problem, you’re insane. You do the work on your own thinking, clean up your own mess, and the problem disappears. Life always becomes simpler and kinder when we questioned or stressful thoughts. These thoughts aren’t p [...]
Monsters is a cute movie. I’ll pick it and let it run on commercial tv any time I see it going by. One day I saw it on Telemundo and thought nothing of it. I can handle some Spanish animation. Right?
Not so much. I quickly realized that I could not read the characters lips at all in Spanish.
I came to the conclusion that we ten [...]
Too Posts Political
You said I had a lot of political posts. As if whatever the number – it was too many.
I was surprised. So I decided to count down to the picture of me at the clinic which I wanted you to see. You had to scroll to find it.
There’s a Sunday post for the Packers. It says yay.
There’s a post about tell if thi [...]
A great many times having a clear answer is preferable. The search continues. I have noticed that, more often than not, there is gray area between the black and white.
The gray area. Between. Meanwhile. During. When I start to look at ‘it’, whatever it is, I begin to see that the flow seems to be the whole of it. Fixed and static endpoints mi [...]
“A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.”
― Byron Katie, Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
I’d long thought about a pergola supported by the old swing set. This morning I am all hopped up on the idea of vertical gardening.
Chain link fence propped up on the swing and away we go. Next … what containers will be supported by the fencing? Stay tuned.
If we know me … and I think we do … some experimental variety [...]
A representation of joy; an icon I create over and over after having read Presence by Amy Cuddy.
We talk and hear about sustainability. The subject matter may typically include environmental, economic, and educational systems.
Sustainability represents the bare minimum and sometimes seems as if we are unable to reach such a state.
Outside of [...]
The Pfister Hotel 3/3/15
Similar to the Artist-in-Residence program, The Pfister Hotel selects a writer a year to act as Narrator. That person spends time in the lobby chatting it up with guests, snaps a smiling face or two, and writes a couple blog posts a week.
Last year when I applied I got an email telling me I did not make the cut. Whoev [...]
I spent the morning learning about MicroGreens from Farmer Tony, Hillery, and 30 other folks from far flung places such as; Sister Bay, Mequon, Appleton, Chicago, Houghton MI, Caledonia, Waukesha, Elm Grove, Sussex, Manitowoc, and Stoughton, in no particular order. There were several teachers looking to incorporate this into their curriculum [...]