It can only be what it is...



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Day 3-just keep swimming

Well today is day three of a treatment of I.V. anti-biotics for my youngest who has somehow managed to get  a skin infection (we're guessing from the swimming pool at school).
It's been a while since we have had to do daily trips to the Children's Hospital but always surprises me how easy we fall back into the routine and daily medical visits and poking and prodding.
Those who do this regularly will know of what I speak. There is an ebb and flow when you get swept into the flow of medical care and keeping your ahead above water.
In the famous words of Dorie in Finding Nemo,
"Just keep swimming"

Friday, September 21, 2012

Steampunk, who knew






Over the summer I went to the Shelburne Museum in Burlington VT. They had an exhibit of Steampunk and Robots. It was surprisingly a lot of fun. I kinda like how they bridge Victorian Industrial age and Science Fiction all together. More surprisingly it fits all together.
Who knew

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Running as meditation

So in my quest as of late to lose some weight and get into better shape, I have started running. When I was younger playing football and other sports , running was never my cup of tea. When I was in the military it still wasn't my bag.
It was with some trepidation that I started running for myself. Would it be torture, would I fail at it. All these thoughts came and went.
Well it's been a few months, and well I'm hooked.
It's kind of like meditation for me, the first few kilometers, my body rallies against it, my mind cries out in doubt, but I persevere and and few more kilometers later all is good.
There is just the steady rhythm of my feet on the pavement. Attention to my breath and time seems to stand still.
Who knew running would be so much fun.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Reflections

I was listening to a podcast today by Gil Fronsdal about Meditation as a mirror to ourselves. It made me think of this picture I took yesterday with the clouds reflecting the sky.
http://www.audiodharma.org/talks/