A somewhat short story that I don't want to get into right now (your imagination can fill in those details) was the cause of a desire to paint some rocks. So there I was, trying to paint an intricate design of Yggdrasil (click on the link for an image and description) on a rock. Much … Continue reading Painting Outside the Lines
Our long-ago, pre-civilized ancestors had it much more rough than we do today. Finding food and water, building a shelter, and starting a fire was a big part of the day. They had to take any and all of the short term rewards they could get, as they were fewer and further between. Any calories … Continue reading Evolution of Short Term Rewards
In her book, Braving the Wilderness, Brené Brown defined spirituality as "recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion." This connectedness is also a theme of … Continue reading Unity of All Substance
Sharing feelings for some of us is difficult and stressful, and often takes a good bit of strength.
"What is this," I thought to myself, "another one of those silly internet arithmetic challenges?" At closer inspection, I could see it was more complicated than most of the others, as there were a much larger number of guesses in the comment section. There must be more than meets the eye. The challenge I was … Continue reading The Solvers of Riddles, Puzzles, and Problems