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That Didn't Happen!

I've got a life-long habit of spinning up virtual people and arguing with them, which is to say a life-long habit of telling stories to myself that aren't true. It's tough to break, and I haven't broken it. But I've added a little thing to the loop.

Two Gandalfs

I think we just have to know what we know for ourselves, and notbecause we need people to agree with us. And we need do the best we can to provide a little bit of light for the people right around us.

Picking up the Outfitter 1

On our trip to go pick up our new camper in Eastern Oregon, where we made a new friend and had some good pie.

A tree on the floodplain

Once we recognize that all things are impermanent, we have no problem enjoying them.

'Toxic Positivity'

Resilience isn't denial. Resilience is acceptance.

Goodbye, Elsa

Today our family said goodbye to Elsa.

Cool Alone

'We don’t deserve resolution; we deserve something better than that. We deserve our birthright, which is the middle way, an open state of mind that can relax with paradox and ambiguity.'

Be here now

Longing for a remembered state of perfect presence is to not be present with this imperfection.

a pause for appreciation

An early pandemic moment of gratitude.

Early riser tips skimmed from a collection of articles

The tips that actually seem to help if you're trying to adopt an early riser habit.