New love, mature love, ageless love, timeless love: Francesco Petrarch vs. Married Life

To be able to say how much you love is to love but little. Francesco Petrarch   Francesco Petrarch was an Italian poet and scholar who lived between 1304 and 1374. He is considered one of the initiators of 14th century Renaissance. To be completely honest, I knew OF him but, until two weeks ago, … More New love, mature love, ageless love, timeless love: Francesco Petrarch vs. Married Life

A daily dose of “Sunday” feelings: or bringing out the special emotions reserved for special occasions

Today was a so-called “ordinary” day for me. I put ordinary between quotes because I don’t believe there are ordinary days, by the way… but that is another story. For now, let’s just stick with ordinary in the sense of habitual, mostly repetitive, done-that-before-will-do-it-again sort of thing. My son and I woke up in the … More A daily dose of “Sunday” feelings: or bringing out the special emotions reserved for special occasions

How to cultivate abundance – or how I decided to be among the “haves” after spending years as a “have not”

This expression, “the haves and the have nots”, usually refers to money. But it struck me today that I have been a “have not” for decades in so many unjust, narrow, obsessive ways that the world around me must have banged its metaphorical head against the wall practically daily with frustration. Let me explain… We … More How to cultivate abundance – or how I decided to be among the “haves” after spending years as a “have not”

The Healing Arts in the Amazon Rainforest – A Powerful and Unusual Film

Today I want to recommend a movie that I have seen more than two years ago. It is one of the very few on the subject. It is well made and very, very interesting. If the healing arts attract you in some way (and if you are reading this blog, chances are that they do), … More The Healing Arts in the Amazon Rainforest – A Powerful and Unusual Film

Comic relief and laughter everywhere. Just look around!

There’s a baby store not far from where I live that manages to have all kinds of funny things in the window. You would think “Well, what’s so funny about cribs and strollers?” They can be cute… but funny? They do it with quotes… or word posters. This one is the best I’ve seen there … More Comic relief and laughter everywhere. Just look around!