argh

PT, one of our little pet parrotlets (birds), is very ill. We have two parrotlets- PT and Herbie. We adopted them in 2004. Herbie was about two or three, and PT was about one. They were a bonded pair, and very very shy (not the kind of birds who crawl all over you and want… Read More argh

non-attachment/quasi-minimalism (aka getting rid of most of our stuff) part one

While we were packing for Hurricane Irma I had an “a-ha” moment about attachment and about the things that we owned. Before the storm we were warned that the island might go underwater, so we should pack anything that was important. Whatever we didn’t bring and wanted to save, we should wrap up well and… Read More non-attachment/quasi-minimalism (aka getting rid of most of our stuff) part one

hurricane irma, part eight (unexpected heat, unexpected visitors, and unexpected progress )

(this is a continuation of my previous entry there’s also part one, part two, part three , part four, part five, and part six) NOTE: These next two parts might be a bit of a text dump- the days kind of blurred together and I just wanted to pick out the things that stood out most to me.… Read More hurricane irma, part eight (unexpected heat, unexpected visitors, and unexpected progress )

“does the sun ask itself….”

So in the class I’m taking, we’re talking about happiness and kindness this week. Basically, the Buddhist belief is that the key to true happiness is kindness. Kindness is not indulgence, though. Kindness is compassion and wisdom and love and generosity. It’s figuring out what’s needed and providing that. It’s not “here, I’ll give you… Read More “does the sun ask itself….”

… just, no.

We watched The Lego Batman Movie last night. This part had me rolling on the floor- this is pretty much what goes on inside my head whenever I don’t want to do anything. Or when I have to do anything that involves a lot of interaction with people. Or when I have to sit in… Read More … just, no.