Tag: mindfulness

  • Put It Down

    Put It Down

    Two monks were walking in the woods when they encountered an old woman standing by a wide stream. As they approached her, she pointed with her cane and demanded they carry her across.

  • Enough


    Do you have enough food? Do you have enough of a home? Do you have enough transportation?

  • Things You Can’t Throw Away

    Things You Can’t Throw Away

    It’s amazing how much debris gets collected over ten years. From crumpled receipts that probably should have been filed to empty Scotch tape dispensers, there’s just a lot of trash to sift through.

  • When you see a chance…

    When you see a chance…

    Sitting at the controls of the C-141 Starlifter, I peeked out the windows at the mountains below. I was flying a satellite to a California air base where it would be launched in a couple of weeks. There was only one teensy, totally minor, peculiarly odd thing about what I was doing. I wasn’t a…

  • Getting along with everyone

    Getting along with everyone

    The easiest way to get along with everyone all the time is…

  • Hello, 2024

    Hello, 2024

    I’m one of those New Year’s resolution people. Yup. They’re not resolutions so much as merely things I want to work on, try, and think about for the next 12 months.

  • Only Two Options

    Only Two Options

    There’s freedom and power in realizing we have only two options.

  • Who Defines Success?

    Who Defines Success?

    “Sad.” That’s the response I got from a friend after I announced we were closing our custom screen printing business in February 2023. We had been in business for a little over ten years. For a two-person operation, we had a nice chunk of the apparel printing market in Southern California for many years. In…

  • Eating for Pleasure

    Eating for Pleasure

    It’s 6:00 PM on a Saturday and I’m dusting mushrooms. No, that’s not a euphemism; I am literally dusting mushrooms with an unused shaving brush. You may not have realized it (I didn’t), but there is a hefty amount of dirt on those mushrooms we all buy at the grocery store, sealed in shrink wrap…