Life Advice From an Unqualified Source (Me)

Psychology Today pops up on my phone regularly. The titles draw me in, the same way California middle schoolers are drawn to the Kardashians. (I am proud to say I’ve never seen a single episode.) I sometimes enjoy the Psych articles. Nothing is perfect. The primary dissatisfaction garnered, for me, is that after I’ve seen … Continue reading Life Advice From an Unqualified Source (Me)

Pretentious Musings

Today, I’m driving my clown car east on the expressway to lazy town. Rather than assert original reflections, I’m sharing a YouTube video that has drawn me in. Despite the title and it’s short delve into the history of Buddhism, this is not an attempt at religious conversion. It’s an offering of insight into the … Continue reading Pretentious Musings

Thoughts to Live (and Die) By

“Tout vient a qui sait attendre.” All hoped-for things will come to youWho have the strength to watch and wait,Our longings spur the steeds of Fate,This has been said by one who knew.‘Ah, all things come to those who wait,’(I say these words to make me glad),But something answers soft and sad,‘They come, but often … Continue reading Thoughts to Live (and Die) By

Tranquility Interrupted

Claude Monet In a tranquil hamlet, a delicate kiss of warmth expressed by the solar sylph, mellowed by a temperate breeze, offers the palliative whisper of hyacinth and sweet lilies. Tiny buds of a thornless rose bush hold the promise that, with their bloom, will come an elucidation of the world’s mysteries. Claude Monet would … Continue reading Tranquility Interrupted

Nietzsche Said…

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche Yeah, it wasn't Kelly Clarkson. “Without music, life would be a mistake.” ~also not Kelly Clarkson My energy this morning is divided between caffeinating my fatigued soul and attempting to unravel Friedrich Nietzsche’s relationship with Kelly Clarkson.