08 Dec 18

Consider a situation when you see two jugs and few empty glasses. One jug is full of hot water and one is filled with cold water. Now you have to fill the hot water jug with cold water, what would you do? If you start pouring cold water into hot water jug, the hot water […]

03 Dec 18
The Gurdjieff Con

The composer, the cult, and the musical guru An interesting article on Gurdjieff, rickross.com. I was going to merely link to it, but it seems to have gone offline, so I got this from the Google cache. Google link The Composer, The Cult and The Musical Guru Washington Post, March 26, 2000 By Philip Kennicott

03 Dec 18
Giblets & Flapdoodle

Yellowstone’s beloved wild wolf ‘Spitfire’ is killed by a trophy hunter after wandering outside the national park https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6454433/Beloved-wild-wolf-nicknamed-Spitfire-killed-trophy-hunter.html A beloved wild wolf known as ‘Spitfire’ was killed by a trophy hunter when she wandered outside Yellowstone National Park. The seven-year-old wolf – known as Lamar Canyon Wolf Pack member 926F to scientists – was shot […]

30 Nov 18
Balenceology Blog

Humor is the last feature I will include in our Enjoyment Need. I suggest that humor is an important part of enjoyment. Not some mean spirited hollow jocularity, but humor that is uplifting and enjoyable.  If done appropriately humor can be of help during moments of sadness, loss, and grief. Sobel and Ornstein recommend we use […]

26 Nov 18
KoOkmin is Real

Yeeee bts party home nya udah selesai. Dan saatnya gua update!!! Sumpah banyak moment jikoknya ya lord! Ngeliat moment itu gua jadi semangka buat nulisnya….*Eh banyak bacot lu mah! Iye! Iye!! Silahkan membaca!!^^ Jangan lupa do vote dulu sebelum membaca! Jungkook’s POV Masuk ke lift dengan jengkel menutupi wajahku karena hanya dua menit saat aku […]

25 Nov 18
Carol hill marks

Today I’m thinking about the Sunday after Thanksgiving for years and years, the bittersweet quality of this day, and how privileged my life has been. When I was in school I was often writing a paper over Thanksgiving weekend, fretting over not spending enough time on it and not making it perfect, or spending too […]

25 Nov 18

A certain blogger many of you know argues for white nationalists by blaming their creation on black racists. Of course, I refuse to acknowledge his username or link to his blog seeing as how neither he nor his blog page deserves such treatment due to his kindergarten-ish behavior with people he disagrees, and one of […]

23 Nov 18
Scenic Writer's Shack

The painting you see above sold at an auction in London last month for $432 000. To put that figure in some kind of perspective, $432 000 would be somewhere approaching the median house price in my neighbourhood. So what was so amazing about what looks to be, at least on the surface and to […]

21 Nov 18
The Mark of god: understanding your "I AM Presence"

STANZA III. 1. . . . The last vibration of the seventh eternity thrills through infinitude. The mother swells, expanding from within without, like the bud of the lotus. 2. The vibration sweeps along, touching with its swift wing the whole universe and the germ that dwelleth in darkness: the darkness that breathes over the […]

20 Nov 18

I did not mean to get a Kidbox right now. My son has a lot of clothes and he is in the middle of transitioning between sizes. However, I was out-of-town when I got the e-mail and when I got home and remembered to say “skip” it was too late. It did workout though because […]

15 Nov 18
The Mark of god: understanding your "I AM Presence"

STANZA II. 3. The hour had not yet struck; the ray had not yet flashed into the Germ; the Matripadma had not yet swollen. 4. Her heart had not yet opened for the one ray to enter, thence to fall, as three into four, into the lap of Maya.   “Mr. B. Keightley:  We apologize […]

15 Nov 18

Well, who knew after so much trouble in the desert that there would follow so many complications back in the confines of a city? Since I began my adventuring life, I’ve always regarded such environments as little more than waypoints. Cities have served me as places to rest, as useful repositories of supplies and information, […]

05 Nov 18
Giblets & Flapdoodle

Now that Daylight Savings Time has ended, I don’t know if I can get up this early any more! 🙂 🙂 🙂

03 Nov 18
The Mark of god: understanding your "I AM Presence"

STANZA II. 1. . . . Where were the builders, the luminous sons of Manvantaric dawn? . . . In the unknown darkness in their Ah-hi Paranishpanna. The producers of form from no-form—the root of the world—the Devamatri and Svâbhâvat, rested in the bliss of non-being. 2. . . . Where was silence? Where the […]

01 Nov 18

~ ~ • ~ ~ IT DRIZZLED THEN RAINED HERE last night, starting at about 6:00 p.m. just in time for the trick-or-treaters.  The temperature was in the 60s, about as warm as I’ve experienced in late October.  The night was in a word, unusual, and our reduced trick-or-treat count proved it. In years past we’ve […]

25 Oct 18
Giblets & Flapdoodle

Tzuri and I just got back from 10 days in North Carolina. The leaves, unfortunately, did not cooperate and had not changed colors as of yesterday, when we left. I was able to see some stunning sunsets, however. You can view all my Blue Ridge images at: https://oopsjohn.photoshelter.com/index 🙂 🙂 🙂

19 Oct 18
Stephen Jones: a blog

The recent BBC Radio 3 Late Junction programme on the Beijing indie scene (still available here for 20 more days) prompted me to educate myself a bit by exploring further—with my customary disclaimer. Whatever our tastes, our modern ears are imbued with modern sounds (for a somewhat less contemporary take, see here). As in any […]