perception is reality

The mind is a ‘meaning’ creating machine. Because we are inherent story-tellers, we constantly pull things together to make a story. The brain is great at seeing patterns and making connections. It wants to make sense of what’s out there. It constructs reality by connecting sight, sound, smell or taste – any of those combinations….

lemonade

I just got a new app! In the App Store, it’s described as a ‘note-taking’, ‘collaborative’ space. But a few artists on social media have been using it to create beautiful stories, taking the viewer on surreal voyages into other worlds. In a few hours with the help of YouTube, I figured out how to…

shower woes away

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a shared yoga challenge

“What’s up Party People?” (LOL! Inside joke!) For the past 2 years, I’ve done a Yoga With Adriene (YWA) video every single day (except during those 5 weeks in Dec-Jan 2021-2022 after I’d broken a rib).  At first, doing a YWA video was what kept me grounded during the pandemic.  It gave me something to…

black magic re-potting

Last weekend, I bought a Black Magic plant at my nursery.  It’s commonly called ‘taro’, and from what I’ve read online, it’s in the arum family and is related to the calla lily.  The Black Magic plant is very beautiful.  It has large velvet-like  purple-y black leaves. When I bought it, it was healthy but…

dance of shadows

sunlight drips shadowsthey dance. they sway. long day ends – they slip away.

dad…dinner!

                           “Dad, where do you want to eat dinner?” “At the table.  Isn’t that where I always eat? At the table?” He makes it sound like he’s talking to an idiot. “Your plate and glass from lunch were on the patio.  So that’s not strictly true, is it?” “You don’t…

the ‘almost no-recipe life’

This recipe comes with a few disclaimers and two adjustments. Disclaimer 1 – Originality This recipe isn’t mine. I saw it on Twitter a few months ago. It was a BuzzFeed Recipe (I think!). My version of the dish is an approximation because I didn’t save the original video to reference it. Disclaimer 2 –…