Category Meanderings

Just updated the blogroll

My blogroll got a little stale with a few broken links. Just removed ’em and added new ones. If you know of an interesting blog I should follow, add it in the comments section. I also explain why you should have a blogroll if you don’t have one.

What fears may come

After a too-long-for-me hiatus, I’m slowly and finally getting ready to get back on the road.

Most of my hiatus was focusing on recovering from chronic lyme disease which wrecked my body and sapped it of strength.

Once again I find myself facing an old familiar – fear.

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Flowing into the suck

I’m always meaning to write more on this blog. Folks who know me well say I ought to be a prolific writer and all that. I used to think the same, but many times when I sit down to write, I’m empty inside. There’s nothing to give. I don’t know what it means, nor do… Continue reading

Watch Nomadland

Saw Nomadland last night. I’ve often struggled to explain what nomad life is like in the States — this movie nails it. Watch if you want the real nitty gritty. Almost the entire movie other than the star uses real people living real lives.

Thoughts of the moment

Went over to the Van Wezel Performing Arts hall in Sarasota, Florida to watch the sunset on the Sarasota bay and saw that the former Selby library building was no more. It was a beautiful piece of architecture; too bad it’s gone.

I asked several folks nearby if they knew what was going to be built in place of it, none of them knew.

More interesting, however, was how folks reacted to being asked a question. The majority of them kept moving on, as if to avoid talking to me.

I’m not used to that.

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A reminder to be kind

I’ve been watching a new show on Amazon called Seatbelt Psychic. It’s pretty good and the psychic seems quite talented… However, my main takeaway from watching a few episodes is so many folks from all walks of life carry some kind of pain deep inside and you wouldn’t know it.
 
It was revealing and humane to watch the internal vaults of tough guys, priests, young and elder folks, etc. crack open and tell stories of their own traumas and/or the passage of their loved ones.
 
The show gives fresh meaning to a popular quote:
Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Haunted by the eyes of a little girl

This afternoon I was meditatively floating in the pool with eyes closed, feeling the gentle sway of cool water all around. A little girl around 6-7 years old happened to stroll by the moment I opened my eyes and looked up. For a very brief and very clear moment, in her I saw the eyes… Continue reading

Thoughts of the day

This afternoon while hitting a couple auto parts stores fruitlessly looking for a fuse (apparently only available in Canada) for my power inverter, one of the clerks saw the kayak on top of my car and said he enjoyed kayaking too. It was a slow night at the store and his comment sparked an intriguing… Continue reading