Tuesday, October 07, 2014
So I will take my time with that venture. In the meantime, I'll continue reading and restart the writings I've long left undone.
Interestingly, a colleague is working on a paper and I shared some material that may or may not be useful to him. However, I've started rethinking what my own project will be.
Somehow I don't feel as compelled to catch up and compete with others as before. I've accepted my abilities and do not feel impelled to do things out of my sphere of interest and abilities. I suppose this is a measure of some growth.
Now on to my task for today and I'll see what I get done.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Now that I've taken the steps I have taken, I feel less burdened. I am also planning to move to a place where I still have friends and can enjoy their company as well as the surroundings of the area. No longer will I tie myself to other people's needs over my own.
I'm only curious about how long it'll take me to execute my plans. Will be throwing away lots of things soon.
After I end this bit of writing, I think I'll read myself to sleep. It is getting late. LOL Before now I'd stay up until 2 a.m. Now I really watch to get my "beauty" sleep.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Some people jump to conclusions and in the process create sorrow for themselves and for others.
I will be specific at another time. However, practicing some steps from religious training, I am growing through the event. I find that even when people are related to one, one need not retaliate or create more drama in each of our lives.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
I love what near telescopes show us about the Universe. See story below.
Jackpot! NASA's Kepler telescope finds 'mother lode' of 715 planets http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-kepler-discovers-planets-confirmed-nasa-20140226,0,2151798.story#axzz2uJGFWb97
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Two days ago I under went my first cataract surgery. I am thrilled with the result. I cannot tout my excellent experience and outcome sufficiently. Things I see with my left eye are clearer brighter and this makes me think.
How much of our physical vision influences our view of life, culture, or politics?
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Today I met three people and two dogs. Yea for me. I love animals and they usually like me. So to get this narrative back on track. The first encounter was with a neighbor I'd not met previously. His name is Zach and I was happy to meet him because he was with a dog who had grabbed my attention with his cute face whenever I went to my car. It turns out that the dog was a beautiful American Bull Dog whose name is Kingston. He came to me as if we'd been long time friends. I explained to his owner that I normally lifted my head to talk to him as I either entered or got out of my car. Kingston, I explained to his owner, grabbed my attention because he was alone and I thought sad looking. (Talk about projection of human characteristics on animals.) Zach explained he was away a lot because he worked many long hours.
This first encounter brightened my mood, and I proceeded to cheat on my diet by stopping at a local McDonalds. The woman at the window was cheery and pleasant. She prognosticated that my day would be wonderful. I agreed and off I went.
As I arrived at the medical center, I saw one of the pharmacists who had gone out to meet a puppy. The puppy is all of 12 weeks and the friendliest pit bull pup I'd ever met. Did not get to know his name but gray with white paw markings is lovely.
I was so energized by these simple encounters that I cleaned up and took care of my business once I'd picked up my medicines.
People and Pups are a great replacement for solitude and sorrow.