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Despair

Friday, January 14, 2011      25 comments

I'm trying to play my part in this Theater of the Absurd that we call LIFE. As you can see, poet Billy Collins is doing his supremely well! Thanks to Joe Riley's Panhala...I couldn't resist ~~ Read more

Loving

Thursday, January 13, 2011      22 comments

You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation... and that is called loving. ~ Herman Hes... Read more

Week 7 of 7-WEEK PERSONAL CHALLENGE -- Woo Hoo!

Saturday, January 08, 2011      23 comments

Tomorrow I begin the last week of my personal *get-it-together Maha* challenge. It has been an interesting ride, journeying across these seven weeks since November 28 when... Read more

MAKING IT HAPPEN CHALLENGE over...NOT!

Sunday, January 02, 2011      15 comments

My goal during this personal 34-day challenge has been to build lasting healthy habits, specifically~~ ~ do daily sadhana (spiritual practice) ~ do cardio minimum of... Read more

Wisdom on 1/1/11

Saturday, January 01, 2011      18 comments

I am beginning again the ongoing process of remaking myself. My mantra this year is: SEIZE JOY! And I'm continuing as always to reflect about ways that I can be more e... Read more

WAKE UP EVERYBODY in 2011!

Friday, December 31, 2010      16 comments

I've always loved this R&B classic, Wake Up Everybody, and used to listen incessantly to the original rendition from 1975 with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, featuring Teddy Pendergrass as lead singer (swoon). Read more

MAKING IT HAPPEN: Week 5 -- 6 days until 2011

Sunday, December 26, 2010      16 comments

Well, I only got in 2/7 days of strength training done and 4/7 days of cardio done last week. In spite of messing up on exercise, I finished the fourth week of the challeng... Read more

The 12th Day of Christmas

Saturday, December 25, 2010      10 comments

MERRY CHRISTMAS! THE 12TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
iX7pHu88hm8&feature=channel Today I leave you with Yo Yo Ma (and other exotic instrumentation) accompanying Alison Krauss singing a stunning... Read more

...not great things, but small things with great love!

Friday, December 24, 2010      9 comments

We can do no great things Only small things With great love -- Mother Teresa Karma Tube does it again: The Dalai Lama once said that the most generous act there... Read more

The 12 Days of Christmas, 11

Friday, December 24, 2010      2 comments

Notre Dame Cathedral Though they were not as angelic as these Monks of the Abbey of Montserrat which I share with you on this Christmas eve, they still remind me of the H... Read more

Christmas Eve, 1513

Thursday, December 23, 2010      5 comments

"Take peace! The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. There is radiance and glory in darkness, could we but see. And to see, we have only to look." Read more

The 12 Days of Christmas, 10

Thursday, December 23, 2010      7 comments

Christ Emmanuel, icon with riza by Simon Ushakov, 1668. According to the Gospel of Matthew, Emmanuel refers to Jesus. Read more

The 12 Days of Christmas, 9

Wednesday, December 22, 2010      6 comments

"O Tannenbaum" ("O Christmas Tree") is a Christmas carol of German origin. A tannenbaum is a fir tree and its evergreen qualities have long inspired German musicians to wri... Read more

The 12 Days of Christmas, 8

Wednesday, December 22, 2010      1 comments

WAAAAAH! The internet signal misbehaved and I somehow lost THE EIGHTH DAY offering -- Dianne Reeves' and Lou Rawls' version of "Baby It's Cold Outside" -- including the lovely comments that several of you left! It won't be the same... Read more

The 12 Days of Christmas, 7

Monday, December 20, 2010      9 comments

WORLD CHRISTMAS is my very favorite holiday CD. And all the artists contributed their songs without the royalties, the artwork was contributed as well, all for Special Oly... Read more


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