Social Networking: A Garden Metaphor

Two of my biggest passions are social networking and organic gardening. As I participate in each of these activities, I frequently have flashes of insights about how they are similar. A few of my recent musings: Join a community. Don’t go it alone. I garden in a...

Visioning the Future

I have trouble with vision statements. I’m usually not at a loss for words, but something about putting the words “vision” and “statement” together gives me pause… After all, vision is about well, sight. Speech? Not so much. This is...

Beautiful Fractals: Order Out Of Chaos

Click the image to hear the song & see video of zooming fractal patterns. I was introduced to Jonathan Coulton’s music in 2007 at a coffee house in Ferndale, Michigan where my friend Norm Andresen was the emcee during open mic night. This song wasn’t...

Wanted: SPAM Filter for Life

Last week felt a little out of control. Numerous times throughout the week I felt my energy leaking out as pesky intrusions urged their way into my carefully planned schedule. Monday morning started out with flu-like symptoms and an understanding that bed was going to...

Opening to Our Lives

How I pay attention to “my” world colors my experience and creates my reality. When I am mindful–intentionally remaining open to life–things flow better for me. Mindfulness doesn’t have much to do with thought, but rather interpreting...

Ever Widening Circles

  I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one but I give myself to it. I circle around God, around the primordial tower. I've been circling for thousands of years and I still don't know: am I a falcon, a storm,...