Category Archives: buddhist quote

to counter the fluff…

Thich Nhat Hanh:

“Mindfulness helps you to touch the wonders of life for self-nourishment and healing.”



Greetings, well met, hey how are ya?

It’s been a while since I’ve uttered those words. That was my opening on most of my YouTube vlogs. But, I’ve not been to the tube to vlog for (as the kids say) a minute.

Let’s see, what’s been happening? Still looking for gainful employment, but in the meantime, I’ve placed an advert for my new business venture.


Just placed a new advert. The first, well the services those people wanted were services that I just don’t do, at least not for such inexpensive prices . LOL

Oh, here’s piece I worked on in an afternoon.


I just want to put this one to bed. I’ve been working on it for too long.

a pui tardi.


Lord Alexander’s new desktop


Also thinking about the “new year.”

Number Two…

Ok, something to lighten the mood…

When deciding what category to place a blog, I’ve discovered that I have an extensive list. So, this blog is actually the category links. That might prove interesting. Tell me what you think.

I’ve just listed A and B ….I’m going to string you along….tease ya a bit!

Ciao ciao!


Hey, ‘ello, how are ya?

Harriet the Spy
Image via Wikipedia

I really had a path to follow.  Unfortunately, I was distracted by something bright and shiny – and  POOF, gone…

A lot has been happening, but nothing has happened..if that makes any sense.

I’ve had to put my gym activities on the back burner for now.  A few weeks ago…well needless to say, I fall down and go boom.  Can’t put my full weight on my wrist, so that means No pull-ups, push-ups, lifting, etc… you know all the good stuff.  I have been able to get a nice number of “solid” sit ups and “perfecting” my squat.  I am learning to “trust my ass.”  But until I can give it 110%..

NBC has cancelled OUTSOURCED.  I am really bummed! I really liked that show – from day ONE and THAT is good – GREAT.  It usually takes me a season to really LIKE a show….  Well, I still have Modern Family, Cougar Town, Community and Law and Order: Criminal Intent (since the originals are back)

So, whilst chatting with a buddy on FB.  I decided to look at my current reading list.

This is a list of books I am currently reading and a few that I will add in anticipation for the third (trade addition) in June.

I will read something from each of these books everyday.

Well, here you are, what I am reading NOW…

The Story of B – Daniel Quinn

Dragon PrinceMelanie Rawn

Harriet the SpyLouise Fitzhugh

The Teachings of the Buddha: Dhammapada – Friedrich Max Muller

The Eco Guide to Careers that Make a Difference – The Environmental Careers Organization

Sons of the Goddess – Young Man’s Guide to Wicca – Christopher Penczak

Wherever you go, There you AreJon Kabat-Zinn

Polgara the SorceressDavid Eddings

and also add the various news sites and blogs….


Below are a few photographs I’ve taken over the past few weeks….

a pui tardi

SIDEBAR: Just how are the “auto tags” generated?  I mean ReAlLy!  🙂

Our suffering stems…

Keep constantly in mind in how many things you yourself have witnessed changes already. The universe is change, life is understanding. – Marcus Aurelius

When I first thought to use this, my intent was to weave one image. But that weaving has been set aside. Instead, I am thinking that…

“Our suffering stems from ignorance. We react because we do not know what we are doing, because we do not know the reality of ourselves. The mind spends most of the time lost in fantasies and illusions, reliving pleasant or unpleasant experiences and anticipating the future with eagerness or fear. While lost in such cravings or aversions, we are unaware of what is happening now, what we are doing now. Yet surely this moment, now, is the most important for us. We cannot live in the past; it is gone. Nor can we live in the future; it is forever beyond our grasp. We can live only in the present. If we are unaware of our present actions, we are condemned to repeating the mistakes of the past and can never succeed in attaining our dreams for the future. But if we can develop the ability to be aware of the present moment, we can use the past as a guide for ordering our actions in the future, so that we may attain our goal.” – S.N. Goenka

the twin verses – thoughts

All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him, as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the carriage.


All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.