Wednesday, December 26, 2012

That's What Christmas Is All About

And the angel said unto them, 
Fear not, for behold, 
I bring unto you 
good tidings of great joy, 
which shall be to all people. 
For unto you this day
 is born in the City of Bethlehem, 
a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. 
And this shall be a sign unto you; 
you shall find the babe 
wrapped in swaddling clothes 
and lying in a manger. 
And suddenly there was with the angel, 
a multitude of the heavenly host, 
 praising God, and saying, 
'Glory to God in the highest, 
and on Earth peace, 
good will toward men'.    

Luke 2:10

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Understand Music

Thursday, December 20, 2012

“Women are like tea bags. You never know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Cosmic Awe

            Every two minutes, a picture of the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun — a 360-degree panorama of the heavens — appeared in the spacecraft window. And I’d studied astronomy, and I’d studied cosmology, and I fully understood that the molecules in my body and the molecules in my partners’ bodies and the molecules in the spacecraft had been prototyped in this amazing generation of stars — in other words, it was pretty obvious … we’re stardust.” 

~ Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell

Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Electronic Dust

“I expected it to have collected some kind of electronic dust. Like hearing nostalgia of a decade I had slept through. But ethereal things do not age, and no one warned me of the imminent spiritual movement that accompanied this album.” 

-A Man reacting to Radiohead’s “OK Computer” after listening for the first time in 2012 (15 years after its release)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

I want you to know that it is not always easy to love me. That sometimes my chest is a field full of landmines, and where you went last night, you can’t go tomorrow. There is no manual, there is no road map, no help line you can call; my body does not come with instructions, and sometimes even I don’t know what to do with it.
This cannot be easy. But still, you touch me anyway.

Ivan E. Coyote 

Friday, November 23, 2012

The greatest risk to man is not that he aims too high and misses, but that he aims too low and hits. - Michelangelo


“Everyone, either from modesty or egotism, hides away the best and most delicate of his soul’s possessions; to gain the esteem of others, we must only ever show our ugliest sides; this is how we keep ourselves on the common level.”

Gustave Flaubert, November

Sunday, November 18, 2012

What I'm Listening To

Steely Dan Peg
Steely Dan My Old School
Steely Dan Kid Charlemagne
Steely Dan Deacon Blues
Beach Boys Kokomo
Beach Boys Barbara Ann
The Who Bargain
The Who Substitute

Monday, November 12, 2012

So Excited For...


“An intimate relationship does not banish loneliness. Only when we are comfortable with who we are can we truly function independently in a healthy way, can we truly function within a relationship. Two halves do not make a whole when it comes to a healthy relationship: it takes two wholes.”

Patricia Fry

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Why We Have Dreams

Most of the time, you feel in charge of your own mind. You want to play with some Lego? Your brain is there to make it happen. You fancy reading a book? You can put the letters together and watch characters emerge in your imagination.
But at night, strange stuff happens. While you’re in bed, your mind puts on the weirdest, most amazing and sometimes scariest shows.
In the olden days, people believed that our dreams were full of clues about the future. Nowadays, we tend to think that dreams are a way for the mind to rearrange and tidy itself up after the activities of the day.
Why are dreams sometimes scary?
During the day, things may happen that frighten us, but we are so busy we don’t have time to think properly about them. At night, while we are sleeping safely, we can give those fears a run around. Or maybe something you did during the day was lovely but you were in a hurry and didn’t give it time. It may pop up in a dream. In dreams, you go back over things you missed, repair what got damaged, make up stories about what you’d love, and explore the fears you normally put to the back of your mind.
Dreams are both more exciting and more frightening than daily life. They’re a sign that our brains are marvellous machines — and that they have powers we don’t often give them credit for, when we’re just using them to do our homework or play a computer game. Dreams show us that we’re not quite the bosses of our own selves.

Sunday, November 4, 2012