Thoughts & Words

Random epiphanies

a : (1) a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something
     (2)
: an intuitive grasp of reality through something (such as an event) usually simple and striking
    
(3) : an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure

b : a revealing scene or moment

 

Tiny Trailer

My big spring project is going to be a tiny camping trailer.I've wanted one for a long time. We were looking at campers made by a company here in Minnesota, but between the time we looked at them and when we were ready to put a down payment on one, the...

Activism and Kids

Below is a response to a friend's post about her son's passion and despair over the damage to habitat and loss of animal lives, to the point of extinction. I've taken some time to think about my response to your request for thoughts and suggestions from...

Self-grace

So how do you hold yourself accountable without beating yourself up when you are disappointed in yourself? Of what possible value is shame? Remorse, maybe, but shame?Can we can we harvest all of the good parts of holding ourselves accountable without...

Foggy Morning Breakdown

It is just the right temperature for a walk. I didn't have to wear a jacket. I probably could have worn shorts. It's sort of the temperature that you wish every morning started at.I guess that's the biggest thing is that it's really damp. It rained most of...

Why Stone?

OK, this morning’s ramblings are some notes on why stone for Kisho for my naming for being an artist...I don't know exactly why I have the affinity that I have for stone, but it has attracted me since I was a child.I can tell you that ever since I was...

A Better Person in Three Not-so-easy Questions

Good Morning. I wanted to take up voice blogging. And since the guy who talked to me about it, did this way I'm going to try it. So the process is that I record my thoughts on these walks. Then I look them over, fixing the punctuation and weird word transcription, and...

Call me optimist

It all comes to this: the simplest way to be happy is to do good. What are we here for, anyway? I think that we’re on the earth in order to do good – good for the greatest number of entities possible. I say entities because I don’t think it should stop at just people...

All Children Are Artists

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. I’ve read this in several books – it’s not always attributed to Picasso.If you watch kids, maybe up to age 10 or 12, they aren’t all that self-conscious about making art. If...