Yesterday morning, I set out for my daily walk in the park. To get there, I walk through a couple of blocks of my neighborhood, then down the hill. En route, I passed a van and then later an Amazon delivery person. I smiled at her and she smiled back. Her smile was warm, broad,… Continue reading Windows of the Soul
Yesterday, I went to the gym. 🤣 Just kidding, but I certainly feel as if I did. My cherished friends invited me over. These are the ones I see almost weekly. Among them is a 2-1/2 year old named Jack. Often, when Jack looks around a nearly empty room, he says, “Where are my people?”… Continue reading Play Time!
On September 8, 2001, I traveled from Washington DC to NYC by train. In 2001, I was a Software Engineer and Architect for Advent Software. The product I worked on was called Geneva, a portfolio accounting system. We hosted two user conferences each year: one typically at HQ in SF, and one on the east… Continue reading Nineteen Years
On the last afternoon of July, a true Texas storm rolled through Austin. When I first noticed its approach, my house sat along the edge. To the south, I saw nothing but bright sunshine and blue skies. To the north, I saw no blue whatsoever. Above my home, clouds filled the sky. Along the northern… Continue reading A True Texas Storm
“Eclipses hide the light, so you can see a shadow, then turn the light back on so you can heal the shadow.” I wrote that quote a couple of years ago and placed it inside what could eventually become my third novel...if I get inspired to complete it. That quote feels oh so real right… Continue reading June / July Eclipses
More than 10 years ago, I did a reading for a woman who was an avid meditator. Through her practice she was even able to fall into a state of supreme connection and oneness that lasted days. Despite thinking that getting a reading would be mind-candy and something she was not interested in, she felt… Continue reading Riding the Wave
After I took this photo, I was inspired to write about it. The contrast really stands out. The blue of the sky, which only subtly fades a bit to the lower right, starkly contrasts the lower half of the photo. It is light, while most of the rest of the picture is darker. It’s texture… Continue reading Contrast
Happiness is a thinking game. You feel happiness as an emotion, but you get to happiness through your thoughts. Wealth, to the outside world, is an adjective. It is objective. You can measure the amount of money a person has. You can count the cash, tally up the assets, analyze the value. You can create… Continue reading Happiness is…
What if I told you I just figured out the meaning of life? And what if the answer to that question was given to us, years ago, by a car company? Well, they didn’t give us the answer; they gave us a really big hint! Do you remember back in 2000 when Mazda first came… Continue reading The Meaning of Life
Last night around midnight CDT, the First Quarter Moon passed through a very significant part of the Zodiac, simultaneously aspecting EIGHT planets and points forming a Grand Mutable Cross (the red square) and a Mystical Rectangle of Water and Earth (the blue rectangle). The only planet in a fixed sign is Uranus! Have a look:… Continue reading Oh What a Night!