Simple Living, Environmental Destruction, and the 80/20 Rule

If you are reading this, there is a good chance that you care about the environment and our screwball destruction of it. You might also care that we seem to have no real clue how to tackle the issue. Let’s be real here too. Nobody has a notion where we are going. Every common sense, […]

Freedom Is

Freedom is passion. It is awareness and acceptance It is a spark, a smile, or laugh; it is the moment It is awake just like the chill of the ocean Freedom is drawn from the power of the sun. The wind moves it everywhere It is potential and the recognition of it Freedom is embracing. […]

The Advantages of Drinking Less Coffee – One and A Half Months In

I was talking to someone in work about coffee drinking. I mentioned how great it is for firing up the system when needed. She drinks five or six cups a day. She has one in the evening too, a few hours out from bedtime. I’ve only met a few people who drink that much coffee. […]

Shopping To Ingredients Over Recipes

My brother’s a very good cook. He insists on all the small nuanced details of cooking something to as close to perfection as can be done. I am inherently lazier on that front. Christmas is always great – me being on the receiving end of the food and not inclined nor especially wanted in the […]

I Gave Up Coffee For 7 Days

Firstly, it wasn’t as easy as I expected it to be. In fact, I didn’t expect it to be much of a challenge at all. Until my mid twenties, I never really drank anything with caffeine. Coffee drinking in general is probably only a decade old in my family and I never really discovered, or […]

Being ‘Normal’ doesn’t mean what it used to

I few weeks ago I made a mental note to be wary of buying more books. I bought a few today – slightly compulsively and with a decent element of joy so I guess I am upholding a recent promise made to myself. That aside, the wander around my closest home city of Waterford felt […]

Medium is the message
Hypnopaedically Challenged

I read a post on Walking On Custard about doing stuff compulsively without joy recently. It rang certain bells nice and clearly. Bells that I forgot were there. All manner of things exist that most of us do day in day out, compulsively and often without joy. Social media grazing, junk food guzzling. The news! […]

Seeing Joy & Beauty & Other Necessary Skills for the future

There is much talk these days about what the ‘skills of the future’ may be. Whether it’s learning to code like a desk-bound jedi, incorporating the latest business jargon into your lingo, or just being able to zip between the shifting pillars of technology-driven reality. Very little remains the same, and the rate of change […]

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

The story of Native Americans, their culture and customs is fascinating. In particular the manner in which the native people of the United States once lived is what captures the imagination – the connectedness they had with the world around them, their free and wild lives on the plains of that continent, and the wisdom […]

Mayan Temple
Ever Feel Like Time Is Speeding Up?

By conventional measurement units, I suppose the simple answer is ‘no’. It sure seems like it moves along faster with each passing year though. Is it simply down to getting older or might there be something more to it? A while back I visited the road I lived on until I was nine years of […]