“strength and perseverance” Increasing impressive, expected and not so very hard to do accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset

Nolte or Solte

Perhaps like many of us during the pandemic, there of periods of sloth, gluttony and inactivity Long periods reclining or sitting, eating, sleeping, staying inside, not getting our excersise So when we looked in the mirror first thing today, it was a shock, a wake-up call, a reconning, a reality check, a crystal ball to…

Binders and Bins

We like the List, anything to organize Anything to organize without actually organizing We like the idea of Bins, Boxes, Baskets, Binders and Blank Books Fill them up and then buy more and fill those up Same with shelves. Fill then up, then buy more and fill those up Maybe we should buy Garbage Cans


Spiritual Gratitude An overriding response for an increasing spiritual life When you are tempted by an alternative response of anger, revenge, adopting a nemesis Be extremely grateful instead and use this as spiritual nourishment Food, Gratitude and Unlikely Characters GRATATOUILLE (grat·a·too·ee) – Riptide’s New Series

Friluftsliv (‘fresh-air life’)

Friluftsliv’ is a word used by Swedes, Danes and Norwegians. It translates literally as ‘fresh-air life’, and is all about embracing the great outdoors whatever the weather, being active, and immersing yourself in nature. (BBC Culture) The Scandinavian way to tackle winter The Scandi cold weather rituals that could ease your symptoms

Congressional Hearings

Congressional Hearing are a Party Many moons ago, I would listen to Senate Hearing Supreme Court Hearings with such delight (so cerebral and gratifying) Lindsey Graham, Allan Simpson, Paul Simon Today, Congressional Impeachment Hearing are a Party Very Entertaining, Very Scary – it is a weird party Lindsey Graham and Rudolph Guliani are Clowns (did…


A Padawan is a learner or apprentice. The term can refer specifically to a Jedi apprentice within the Star Wars universe. It can also be used more generally to refer to a trainee, a beginner, or an inexperienced person. ( Jedi Padawans wear a single long thin tight braid on the right side, to show…

Rainer Maria Rilke

René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke One of the best gifts this Christmas came as the discovery of Poet Rainer Maria Rilke via an L.L. Bean Christmas Card which said: “And now let us welcome the new year, full of thing that have never been” “Go to the Limits of Your Longing: Let everything…