Desiderata, with glossary and the meaning of life.

happy_artist_doggie_by_grolderarts-d7kt3xm Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser ...Read More Read more »

September 21st is The International Day of Peace.

unknown-5 The olive branch has symbolized peace since before words were written, thousands of years BC. The ancient tale tells us that Poseidon, the god of the sea, and Athena, the goddess of wisdom, competed in a contest for a city. The one who could produce the gift most useful to mortals would win. Poseidon offered the horse, for its use in warfare. Athena offered the olive tree, for its use ...Read More Read more »

I often see writings that say we need more people to do more work toward leaving a better planet for our children.

I say we need more people to do more work toward leaving better children for our planet. img_0302 And that’s what best we can do now to help leave a better planet for our children’s children. Read more »

So John paints the toilet seat.

But Mary comes home early and uses it before John sees she’s home. Yep, she gets stuck. She insists her doctor remove it; not John, dammit. Long raincoat. Deeply furrowed brow. John drives them in careful silence. unknown-5 At Doc’s office, Mary’s hands on the desk, John opens the back of the raincoat like a pair of curtains. “Ever seen anything like this, Doc?” “Well sure; but not framed like that.” Read more »

Dying To Be Me, by Anita Moorjani

. This. Watch. This. I can tell you from personal, first-hand experience that you do not have to die to leave your body. Further, once you leave your body fully enough to experience even portions of what Anita experienced, you will inevitably have more joy and more love—both to experience for yourself and to flow to others. Now get this: with that experience, you come to fully understand where love comes from. Then you have an endless supply of it. Truly endless. (Though that ...Read More Read more »

I want you to find here some Love. Some Life. Some Smarts.

Unknown-5 And perhaps just a little of loving life’s marts. For trading what one has to share is the route to riches, both financial and heartfelt; and money really can buy love and happiness.  This truth is not fair, but it is a truth; money can too buy happiness—of sorts, at least. It affords one the wherewithal to enjoy the happiness of pursuit, with some capture, some wins. Those wins are ...Read More Read more »