Category Archives: Living Fully

Sowing

   As you sow, so shall ye reap. Well, not always. About 36 years ago — during the first rainy season after we bought the land — Andy decided to sow some clover to build up the soil on our clearing. … Continue reading

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Leisure

Leisure, or free time, is time spent away from business, work, and domestic chores. It also excludes time spent on necessary activities such as sleeping and, where it is compulsory, education. —Wikipedia How much leisure do you have in your … Continue reading

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Not Exactly a Lawn

Andy has sprinkled some grass seed around, and some of it is coming up after the recent rains.   Grass will be struggling for a few years because the fire burned all the organic matter in what little soil we … Continue reading

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More Roadwork

It was raining heavily when Andy came down Friday afternoon, so there was a lot to do on the road yesterday.           He had already arranged for Orlando and Ron to work on the road this … Continue reading

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Good Timing

Cheerful Monk. Creative Commons license.   Thursday was the hottest day so far here — the temperature on our porch reached 98.6° that afternoon. I know that’s not so bad for some of you, but I tend to wilt in … Continue reading

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Fire!

Cheerful Monk. Creative Commons license.   The wildfire season has started here in New Mexico. That’s not surprising given that most of the state is suffering from extreme or exceptional (even drier) drought. See the drought monitor here. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Throwing Paint

Cheerful Monk. Creative Commons license.   I came across the Kaye quote last week, shortly after Ursula wrote, To me he [Jackson Pollock] and his technique is a symbol of what we all do: Throwing paint pots at the canvas … Continue reading

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Creative Force

Cheerful Monk. Creative Commons license.   Last week I mentioned the book, The Path of Least Resistance — Learning to Be a Creative Force in Your Own Life by Robert Fritz. Another book I had read and liked had suggested … Continue reading

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Path of Least Resistance

Cheerful Monk. Creative Commons license   After talking about Thoreau and Walden a few weeks ago I decided to see what options are available today for people who aren’t content just to follow society’s expectations. Not surprisingly there are gazillions … Continue reading

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Flow

Cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license [Flow is] being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. … Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost. —Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi     … Continue reading

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