30 June 2010

me after being out of the office for a couple of days.....

yep.  when overwhelmed i just ignore the task at hand.
works every time.
for a while.  and then it completely backfires!
how do you tackle a looming project or responsibility?

23 June 2010

farewell shel

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die  ~ Thomas Campbell 

today is the one year anniversary of the untimely death of my friend, shelley.  shelley died of complications related to being hospitalized during a bone marrow transplant for leukemia.
shel removing a splinter from my foot during a crazy fun dance party in her living room.  that's the kind of person she was - putting her fun aside to nurse a friend.

look at that smile - beautiful, yet something deliciously wicked cooking up behind those eyes!

love & miss you tons, shel


21 June 2010

how are you solstice-ing?

i'm reflecting/refracting the light of the longest day onto my fellow beings, as well as sending some back up to our sun!

18 June 2010

phriday filosofy

Dance and swirl, or burn and become bitter.  ~Nadine Falwell

trivial?  i think not!
Saturday is Juneteenth or emanciaption day - celebrating African-American heritage.

Sunday is Father's Day celebrated in 55 countries.
Monday is the SUMMER SOLSTICE (aka Midsummer, Litha) -  the longest day (and the shortest night!) of the year.   All over the world, people honor and acknowledge this time of Light and Energy and to connect with this solar tide of abundance. One of the customs associated with the Summer Solstice is the blessing of animals.  and FIRE! (dance naked, but don't get too close to the flame)

11 June 2010

phriday filosofy

May all be well with mankind.
May all the leaders of the earth protect in every way by keeping to the right path.
May there be goodness for those that know the earth to be sacred.
May all the worlds be happy.
~Ashtanga Closing Prayer
trivial? i think not!
wednesday is Bloomsday, celebrated by James Joyce fans all over the world. It commemorates the day on which the events of his novel Ulysses take place. Joyce chose June 16th, 1904, for the setting because it was the day of his first date with Nora Barnacle, his future wife.
guess who has a birthday this week?!

09 June 2010

reality check

sorry - not sure who to credit for this....

04 June 2010


There is no saying "no." Only "yes" is the appropriate response to this beautiful life. Yes, yes, yes, to the rhythm of our breath.

Yes, yes, yes, to the last breath. One final, long, and slow Yes, riding out of this life on Yes, just as we rode in, screaming it at the top of our fresh lungs.
~ the BlissChick (aka Christine Reed)

01 June 2010


Why is the word yes so brief?
It should be
the longest,
the hardest,
so that you could not decide in an instant to say it,
so that upon reflection you could stop
in the middle of saying it. 
~Vera Pavlova

rest in peace - 
whachoo talkin about, willis?
pabst blue ribbon, mother fucker!