Christmas Eve Appreciation List

I like to write things I appreciate :). I did it on this blog at least here and here. And so I shall do it again right now! Here is my list of things I am appreciating: This blog. It’s a totally cool way to express myself, to play in my sand box, if you will, to articulate thoughts on subjects that matter to me, and to have an ongoing creative project that suits me. That today’s TV appearance went well :). I was back on Good Day Sacramento playing…

Practicing Being Flexible

(I typed this post last week while my blog was down. I intended to publish it as soon as the blog was back up. So here we are. Light-editing done to my original draft). Okay, so for today’s post, I’m typing into a “notes” file on my computer. My blog is currently down, apparently experiencing some debugging-related issue. Or bug-related issue. The end result being that the blog is not up.  So I will likely be posting today’s post tomorrow, or as soon as I get this figured out! Though…

Just Happy to Be at a Bookstore

Today my wife and I went on an actual shopping trip that didn’t involve buying groceries. Our holiday-related trip consisted of a stop to make a purchase, a stop at the post office to send out four packaged, and a stop at Barnes Noble at the nearby mall. For numerous years now, I have asked my wife for and received books for Christmas. This year, obviously, has been quite different from years passed. Neither of us had been in a bookstore in at least nine months. This Christmas, I wanted…

It is All Unfolding Perfectly

This morning, as I was taking a nice forty-five minute jog, I had a really good feeling. I wasn’t concerned about what the feeling meant. I wasn’t concerned about what action to take to “make use of it” or something. It just felt good, and I was content to enjoy it. In fact, I have been feeling this inspiration for awhile now, over a week, to be specific. A sense of well-being, of excitement even. I haven’t had a clear plan yet of what to do about it, but there’s…

The Writing Fool Keeps At It

I haven’t gone to the cafe for about a month. But that hasn’t stopped me from writing! Of course, this has been true for years now. This year alone I’ve filled many journals (as well as many blog post, of course) with my thoughts. The picture above is just the journals I’ve finished since the Summer. I’ve probably averaged about one journal per three or four weeks. The journal writing helps me focus. It’s nice to write in an actual physical journal. There are no emails to read, no updates…

Small Pleasures but Still Appreciated

A few nights ago I mentioned the Christmas decorations in East Sacramento. We were just passing through the neighborhood then, but tonight we made it official, my wife spending a good forty-five minutes cruising slowly through the heavily-decked out Christmas decoration extravaganza that begins at approximately 40th Ave in East Sacramento. This was a good way to “get into the spirit” of the season, yet there were also several benefits unique to our stranger-than-fiction 2020 Pandemic world: It’s quite a thing to see people IN PERSON. Last night we had…

Christmas Tree Jr. and Stream-Of-Consciousness Miscellany

Here we are in December 2020. The final month of the Year of Years begins. We made it, folks. I started the month by running 6 2/3 miles this morning as part of a virtual race I signed up for, the Run to Feed the Hungry. It was (and will be) my only actual race of the year! The cool part was that my speed was about the fastest I’ve ever run (7:45 min/mile), and it was the fastest ever for any run over 4 miles (I ran 7:39min/mile for…

Magnificence Writ Large Across the Sky

This morning I was working out in the backyard (something I have been doing over the past few months on non-running days), when I noticed high above me a long, thin streak of cloud-like air across the sky. It was, I’m assuming, the result of a jet flying overhead. I hadn’t seen the jet, or perhaps it passed before I got outside, but the streak left irrefutable evidence, to me, of such an aircraft’s passing by. They say where there’s smoke, there’s fire. So where there’s a long, thin streak…

What Do I Think?

A couple of times in the past–such is this–I have examined some topics in my life that feel good just to look a bit closer at my attitude about them. I thought I would do that again tonight 🙂 Here’s more look “under the hood,” vibrationally speaking: Covid: Okay, that was unexpected. I thought it might be something “fun” like food or movies, as I wrote about here. But here goes… My thoughts on the Pandemic are that it is an amazing opportunity for growth, for choosing how we look…

Making Peace with What Is

For the past month or so, I’ve gotten to go back to the cafe, where I have been wont to go for quite a long time and “bliss out.” This generally involves me sitting there for several hours, writing in a notebook, often while listening to empowering recordings (most often Abraham-hicks), and reading. It’s been a wonderful thing to be able to return to this beloved spot. I routinely get good thinking done and enjoy myself while I am there. Yet now, due to health concerns, restaurants are being ordered…