Tag: Zen

  • Passing a Note

    I was reading the post Speak the Wild Words and it’s good, you should check it out. This stuck out to me: Craftivism is a kind of anathema to slacktivism, which is the more common path of protest these days – yelling loudly into Facebook to try and effect change. Craftivism, is quieter and gentler, it generates […]

  • Carry Wood

    My 3 cords of firewood were delivered and I set about stacking it to dry. I worked a little each day, in chunks. Partly because it was a good mental exercise break, but also because the heat was pretty serious at times. There’s been volumes written about the merits of manual labor – in case […]

  • Zen and the Art of The Snow Shovel

    In the section of Atlantic Canada I’m parked in we average around 100 in/250cm of snowfall per year. It’s not uncommon to get 2-3 feet in a single storm, several times a winter. A few weeks ago, we got a big dump of snow. Around 2 feet if I recall correctly. I went out to […]

  • The Empty Suitcases of the Past

    The other day, my internet Pen Pal Steve shared a post with me from Derek Sivers about keeping a daily journal – something I have scattered experience with. Here’s a portion of my response to Steve’s initial email: I have, for many years, kept a conventional paper/pen journal. I have lapses where I haven’t entered […]

  • Taking a Stand by Sitting

    “Sit down, shut up, and watch yourself for awhile, every single day until you figure out what the hell is going on – well, you’ll never figure out what the hell is going on by the way – just a hint to the wise, but that’s a better strategy than hitting someone up with my […]