• Pets,  Uncategorized

    The price we pay…

    This video got me right in the feels. I’ve had to be there a number of times when death claimed my furry friends. It is the price you pay for the love they give. It’s awful every time. And yet somehow beautiful. You know that they are not in pain anymore. You know that they loved you, and you know you will love them till the day you die.   Last Minutes with ODEN from Eliot Rausch on Vimeo. A few tips if you ever have to help a friend over to the other side: Take the day off and really spend time with them. As much as they can…

  • Cooking,  Creativity,  Video

    Idea ☞ A Cooking Show

    I’ve been wanting to widen my skills and produce more content for a while now. Things that are in various stages from flighty butterfly wings at the back of my mind, all the way to outlines on paper keep nagging me constantly. And, in a way, I feel like I’m on the verge of cracking… I can feel that I want to write more. But I also want to do more than just take reasonably pretty pictures. I want to produce video and audio too. (And try to bend WordPress to my will…) For reasons not entirely connected with all this, I also needed to check out what Apple’s Clips…

  • Mind-Body

    Emma Seppälä interviews Dan Harris

    ABC’s Dan Harris: How distraction can make you a better meditator, and other advice for meditation skeptics This article is getting on in age (February 3), but I still wanted to mention it. I found it to be very well worth reading, especially since both Emma Seppälä  and Dan Harris  are very knowledgable and approachable in what they do. One of the best things Dan does is hammer on this nail constantly. You shouldn’t try to clear your mind. You can’t. The biggest misconception — which is a true misunderstanding — is the idea that you have to clear your mind. There are thousands of kinds of meditation. The one I…

  • Personal

    Tyr is gone

    My heart is breaking 💔… I never understood how much pain you were in. I’m so sorry. I was there when you were born. You were there as my best friend when my nightmare began. Through thick and thin, we’ve been together. I am heartbroken you had to leave already, but I am soothed you’re no longer in pain. I hope to see you again one day. ❤ I love and miss you Tyr. Always! SaveSave

  • Apple

    Apple’s largest product

    Wallpaper has a great interview with Jony Ive. It goes through a lot of things to do with the new Apple Park and the new buildings. (I really like that Apple has chosen a different route for ‘workplace of the future’ so to say.) But Jony also has offers a few interesting notes on design, non-physical parts of devices and much more. I really enjoyed it! ‘When I look back over the last 25 years, in some ways what seems most precious is not what we have made but how we have made it and what we have learned as a consequence of that,’ he says. ‘I always think that there…

  • Cooking,  Food

    Cranberries – where do they come from?

    I love cooking, and I love researching how things grow, are raised or just made. It hit me today, turkey month and all, that I only had a sketchy notion of where cranberries actually come from. I’ve seen them bobbing around in ponds, but that’s it.   As it turns out, the cultivation of cranberries may have been the most fascinating thing I’ve learned all day! 

  • Apps,  Mind-Body,  Tech

    Don’t prostrate yourself to your phone

    I’ve been a nerd for as long as I can remember. If you had told me back in high school that I would have the internet in my pocket fifteen years later, I would have been overjoyed! Nothing bad coudl come of that! Could it? It is becoming clearer and clearer to me and many others that our phones play in to the human predilection for getting hooked on things a little too well. Babies are missing out on mirroring their parents, because they have their noses stuck to Google or Facebook. Our brains never get to fantasize, focus or imagine because we might miss a tweet or a news…

  • be in the arena,  Creativity

    Light the green light

    I thought this was a really good talk about creativity and going your own way. Those themes have been very top of my mind lately, and I think she’s right. It is a scary proposition to be self validating, to greenlight yourself, but it is the way to go. At the end of the day, your deathbed you will thank you. I’m sure of it!  Ive started writing again. I have acorns of ideas for a putty like future where I find multiple incomes and multiple passions. But the big, important thing is, I am finally writing again.