Archive: September 2011
Gorilla maintains meditation while scratching an itch. You can too. Image courtesy of Steven Straiton (ST33VO) via Flickr

When I wrote about meditation in an earlier post, I didn’t mention the many possible Obstacles to keep you from your modest goal of becoming an enlightened forest monk by the middle of next week. Cripes, you’re just sitting there, aren’t you? How hard can that be? Very hard, unless you read this to the […]

Buddha meditating under the Bodhi Tree. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

With the questions raised by the Ancient Aliens television series I’m wondering whether our religions are simply wrong and our beliefs based on false assumptions. I have long held that there is a connection between religion and spirituality, although I consider myself “spiritual but not religious.” I have felt that during meditation I become attuned […]

Viktor Vasnetsov. The Flying Carpet (1880). Image courtesy of Wikimedia.

  Ever since I discovered the History Channel series Ancient Aliens I’ve been hooked. I’m well into the second season (on Netflix) and find the reasoning that aliens have played a huge part in human history quite compelling. For the handful of folks in the universe who haven’t seen Ancient Aliens, here are some of […]

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In the last post I wrote about lists as programs for our lives. The source of lists, as it was presented, is the conscious mind. There’s a whole ‘nother way of looking at it. Part of the joy of meditation lies in both the feelings that manifest and in experiencing the subtle energies that rise […]

The wrong kind of list - Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland via Wikimedia Commons

For as long as I can remember,and believe me that’s a fairly long time, I have been making lists. Checking off items on a list gives me the satisfaction of having accomplished something, even if it’s only piling up nuts and yogurt in a grocery cart. A couple of days ago I had a few […]

Howdy. Here I am in my $30 straw hat, holding a pepper.

I’ve been talking about the garden but I haven’t shown you many pictures. Here it is, then, a pictorial romp through the garden. Any one of these photos could be the subject of a whole ‘nother blog.   My village has got ordinances against all kinds of things, including showing affection on public streets, but […]

Image courtesy of Towsonu2003 via Wikimedia Commons

We are raising two varieties of shell beans this year, Arikara, a bush-type and Hidatsa, a pole-type. These beans are both named after the North Dakota Native Americans who first grew them. We got the seeds, naturally (ooh, a punccident), from Seed Savers Exchange. Our intention is to work up some variations on baked bean […]

I’m taking the day off from posting so I can work in the garden. See you Thursday! TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

I will be on the Mothership again tomorrow night, Sunday, September 4th, between 8 and 9 pm cst. You can stream the show live here. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

I took my first flight as a guest on the Mothership Connection radio show last Sunday night, as promised. It was a memorable experience for me in the most pleasant of ways, and I do hope the audience felt the same. Made all the more memorable by the congeniality of the crew: Dobie, Shelley, and […]