Friday, November 26, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Some wise soul said “Patience is a virtue” and after years of deliberate practice it is now abundantly clear to me why. In our super-fast, win-or-die goal-oriented Western culture we so easily forget that life is a journey, rather than a competition or race toward some end prize. The true prizes are to be found along the way, but if we’re caught up in a cyclone of “busyness” it’s hard to really see and receive the wisdom and joy to be gleaned along the way.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Last week in a warm gusty day the sun and earth aligned just so; the autumnal equinox
A dynamic and community minded couple, the Pittocks played major roles in the development of Portland's spirit. Henry Pittock took ownership of the Weekly Oregonian in 1860, changing its format to the daily paper we read today. He was also one of the first to ascend Mount Hood and he ultimately built a large commercial empire that included everything from real estate to mining. Georgiana helped carve a way for women's independence in the early days of the Rose City. She helped found the Ladies Relief Society in 1867, whose Children’s Home provided care, food, and shelter for needy children. Georgiana also worked with the Woman’s Union, and played a key role in building the Martha Washington Home for single, working women.
And I think of my dynamic couple-ship - the mufftastic Siosal union. What we intend to create -
Legacy - a noun; as in a legacy from a great aunt
A legacy or bequest, inheritance, heritage, endowment, gift, patrimony, settlement, birthright;
Friday, April 16, 2010
Often in meditation I go inward seeking an answer or clue to a question that thinking will not deliver. As I close my eyes on this earth, my inner eyes open into the universe. All around me stretching forever, trillions of stars sparkle like diamonds against velvet and fiery, milky galaxies bob in the myriad dimensions. I let words go and slip into mystery, I am a soul poised to take flight, heading out into the real information superhighway in search of pure knowing.