Wrapped up in Themselves: Part 2

At the time I was a smoker.  I spent most of my time at the party sitting on the back patio with a cigarette and beer in my hand.  I didn’t dance so you didn’t catch me in the main rooms of the house.  I was only lured inside because a boy that I began…

Wrapped up in Themselves: Part 1

Everyone seems to be wrapped up in their own little problems and thoughts, but why shouldn’t they be?  They are after all more important to them than the issues that others may be facing.  I like to believe that I have a higher spirit than most trying to find ways to make sure others know that…

Transitioned to Surrender

I can feel it happening.  The pain day by day intensifies and new symptoms are added.  It began with the feeling of taking a few good punches in my kidneys followed by some facial pressure.  Now my ears ache, my face is beginning to drain and a light cough has tickled the back of my…

Old Fashion Catch 22

My electronics and equipment have taken way like the trees to shed and hop to be reborn into something new in the spring. A few weeks ago when I was mowing the jungle of grass that has been growing wildly while the house has been unoccupied my mower decided to stop working.  I found it…

Back To Basics

Hello. I know that over the past half-year of silence I have lost any of the few followers that I used to have. For that I sincerely apologize. After a brief experience on the terrors and curiosities of third-world medicine I ended up on the front line of the revolution in Kiev, Ukraine. I am…

No shoes. No socks. I am lost.

“The Road goes ever on and on, Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say”  ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of…

Like the great Walt Whitman I am complex and therefore contradict myself more times in a year, a month; hell, a day, than I am comfortable. But these contradictions are more than just minor annoyances, they are learning opportunities. They are the gateway drug to inner change and self-peace. Sure, why not. I am a…

Reflection

“People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.” Ralph Waldo Emerson   Think over some bigger issues in the world; politics, religion, food – your favorite color. Whatever it is try and decide what it says about you.   10 – 30 minutes.