Nope, it shouldn’t. Happy New Year to all of my friends, family, loved ones and nemesi. Sorry so quiet/lame. Been biz lately with moving, holidays, family issues, etc. Mega drams. But all’s good and I am excited for a clean slate. The movers are here preparing to schlepp me to the new joint down the street. It has 3 separate rooms — my first non-studio apartment in NYC! Rent-controlled under $2,000 in an awesome spot. Found it through blogging pal, Christa in New York. No broker fee or anything like that. Behold the power of online social networking — it really does pay! Thanks to all of you for everything fun and good you’ve contributed here and to the world this year. Welcome the 2k9! PS: Dk how long it will be til i will have internet in the new pad and will be able to post again … so hang tight and don’t give up on cols.
Monthly Archives: December 2008
christmas circa 1975 on 51 cherry place. ma mamma, me at 4 months, bro bri three months shy of three years old, and my dad.
wishing love and peace to everyone. family is everything — whether it’s the family you are born with or the one you create.
my fave christmas song of all “this christmas” by donny hathaway.
Turn towards those you love, rather than away. This is a key to those relationships that survive significant loss. The people in them turn towards each other rather than inwards when placed under stress. You can change the odds from 95% against you to 95% in your favor by controlling this one factor — a factor that is a matter of personal choice and one you can control.
“We each must become like fishermen, and go out onto the dark ocean of mind, and let your nets down into that sea.
“And what you’re after is not some behemoth that will tear through your nets, foul them, and drag you and your little boat into the abyss. Nor are what we looking for a bunch of sardines, that can slip through your net and disappear, ideas like ‘have you ever noticed that your little finger exactly fits your nostril’ and stuff like that.
“What we are looking for are middle-sized ideas that are not so small that they are trivial, and not so large that they are incomprehensible, but middle-sized ideas that we can wrestle into our boat and take back to the folks on shore, and have fish dinner.
“And everyone of us, this is what we should be looking for. It’s not for your elucidation, it’s not part of your self-directed psychotherapy; you are an explorer, and you represent our species.
“And the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.
“And so, to whatever degree, any one of us can bring back a small piece of the picture, and contribute it to the building of the new paradigm.”
– Terence McKenna