Category Archives: balanced life

Ride a Bike, Meet the World

I stumbled across a BBC World News article about a doctor who spent six years cycling around the world.  Dr. Fabes took airplane trips between continents, but otherwise rode his bike.  He saw a lot, and met a lot of … Continue reading

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Path to Happiness

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion,” said the Dalai Lama. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines compassion as, “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.” So if … Continue reading

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An Orderly World

In spare time, I’ve been playing a PC game called Creativerse, a sandbox game where players explore and sculpt the world.  (Most of the world consists of cubes which can removed, created, destroyed, and stacked.) There’s adventure: as I explore, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving. Everyone living can imagine some way life could be better. (That’s part of what sets us apart from animals, I think, is our ability to imagine counter-to-reality situations and then decide if and how to try to achieve them.) … Continue reading

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Pleasant Weather for a Change!

I went outside for a few minutes this morning to check on the container garden.  The marigolds and cherry tomatoes have done well this summer, despite the record-setting heat.  The tomatoes have slowed down, but there are still several ripening … Continue reading

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Perseid Meteor Shower

I watched the Perseid meteor shower this morning.  Very, very early this morning. If you’ve ever watched a meteor shower, you know it’s not a constant barrage like Hollywood movies show. I looked at the stars a lot, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Lull

Bit of a lull recently… I spent last weekend with friends, and I just built the new computer.  Choosing parts to trade off performance against price is a fun strategy game in itself, and now I can play pc games … Continue reading

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Fun Day at the Museum

My college brother home-schools his daughter, they chose a museum for enrichment, and they invited me to meet them for the day. We went to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. It was fun! They have a wide … Continue reading

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Apolcalypse… NOT

When I first started container gardening, lots of people warned me about all the terrible things that would go wrong. Exaggerating only a little, here are some of the naysayers’ predictions: A Plague of Locusts Will Descend and Devour Your … Continue reading

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Friends

I had fun with college friends in Asheville this weekend.  Because of my one friend’s work schedule, we plan in advance… but only really arrival and departure.  This time, we each picked one thing that we’d all enjoy.  One pick … Continue reading

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