Kitchen Aid

My cooking has gotten a noticeable fillip since Laura died.  I suspect she is in the kitchen giving me a hand.  I am serious.  I’ve cooked all my life (3 meals a day) But since Laura passed, everything comes out much better, even when I am not looking.  I taught Laura my few tricks in…

In Praise of the Monkey Mind

I feel very conflicted when I hear meditators diss our chatter box left-brain, or ‘monkey mind’.  Sure our right brain is the place of oneness, unity and selfless serenity. It’s the goody two shoes side of us, the saint, the sufi, the place of silence and repose. In other words, it is our spiritual side….

Learning to Fly

My higher spirit was right. I really do learn through pain. I wish there was an easier route, but pain really gets my attention. And after wrenching my back before Xmas (see the post Crash), I was in the kind of pain where swearing a lot helped release some of the agony. So I did…