Monthly Archives: January 2014

Digging and Gnawing…

I repeat myself.  I am not sure if I ever write or say anything that is ever novel.  I continue to dig up and gnaw on the same old bones of wisdom that I buried years ago.  I rehash these looping thoughts- almost obsessively, I must admit.  My heart feels like a closet filled with […]

The direction of my grain…

I loved the smell of my high school carpentry shop.  The shaved wood and sawdust emitted this odor of earth and life.  Alas, they say that smell is our most powerful sense for recalling the memory of our experiences… smells can trigger powerful recall of moments in our life and people who have graced us. […]

The Wattage of My Heart

I often listen to audiobooks and music on my ipod when driving.  Now, my older Toyota lacks the ability to plug in my ipod directly into the car’s sound system.  I have this inexpensive ipod dock that plugs into my cigarette lighter and plays on the FM band.  It works fairly well. This device worked […]

Breathing like stone…

The title for this blog, Breathing Like Stone, is one that I stumbled on.  It arose for me from a reading from Mark Nepo’s wonderful collection of entries in  The Book of Awakening… It is quite humbling to realize that we spend a lifetime gaining grain after grain of this wisdom, working to understand it […]

Ice Breaking Beneath My Feet…

Breaking the ice… this moment of finally sitting down and starting to write this initial blog post has been thought about for some time now!  My desire to begin a blog of pondering and musing has been growing from the urging of others (who actually think I have something to write about!).  It also arises from […]