I've been attending a meditation class at the Kadampa Center of Raleigh. I really struggled with sitting still for all of the meditations. Me hyperactive much, sheesh no. I did like the Mind Like the Sky meditation. Laying down on a hard surface is much easier than sitting meditation, it probably has something to do with my posture. I am sure a cushion might help but I just bought some yoga bolsters and don’t want to break the bank.
This activity can be found in the back of Moody Cow… Continue
Added by ferret on September 27, 2010 at 6:52am —
My first post in many months is dedicated to my new brother-in-law Dennis, who I love.
Much of my 2010 has been consumed with the wedding of the century, that of my sister, Princess Di (a/k/a "Miss Monopoly") and brother-in-law Dennis (a/k/a "Dennis"), which finally took place on July 31, same day as Chelsea's. (If…
I have trouble with insomnia so my doc gave me a scrip for generic ambien/lunesta/equivalent. It works great and generally leaves me with no "hangover" the next day. However, I have been using it more and more frequently and now it's generally every night. It's not a physical dependence, but I think more of a psychological one. I've been thinking I should really wean myself.
Well, last night, I came home after traveling all week. I was exhausted, but still took my pill.…
How do I write a review of a movie that I can’t talk about?
The engrossing new documentary Catfish is such a movie. The studio releasing the movie is asking audience members to keep details about it quiet. The tagline for the film is “don’t let anyone tell you what it is." Before I saw it, somebody told me to avoid reading anything about it. I'm very glad that I went into the movie with only the… Continue
In recent years, MSNBC has apparently decided that there's a market (which they can make money from) being sort of a liberal counterweight to the unfair and imbalanced GOP advocacy of FAUX "News." I say "sort of" because in reality, MSNBC isn't at all the liberal counterweight to FOX. Yes, their nightly lineup has consisted more and more of liberals and progressives - which is somewhat of a counterweight to FAUX's lineup - but FAUX's advocacy continues 24 hours a day, even (especially) during… Continue
In August of 2009 - a scant seven months after President Obama's inauguration - White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, in a closed-door session with progressive activist groups, reacted to news that they were considering launching attack ads against Blue Dog Democrats who were balking at supporting Obama's health care overhaul by stating flatly and colorfully "…
After being semi-internetless for a while now--that is, my connection stays connectified long enough to leave a message on Facebook, and that's about it--I've made my grand return. I see new people! And lots of topics that my mostly-present but still sluggish connection won't let me go back and read without losing my remaining shreds of sanity!
How's everyone doing? What's new in the world of my favorite online parents and their minions of evil? I've missed you!
One thing I've noticed about myself lately after 5 years of being a Montclair parent is that I am now numb to many things that would have shocked/dismayed/irritated me a few years ago. Is it that the adaptation to my environment as per Darwin? Or is it the simple since I am getting older and have developed this was 'mature patience'? Maybe it's that I just don't give a s**t anymore thing? Perhaps they are one in the same.
I wanted to take the Bean to a flick this past weekend, but was dismayed that between Piranha 3D and the latest Resident Evil movie, there wasn’t anything new out there for kids. I was unable to talk him into seeing Despicable Me again (I love those Minions), so we ended up playing video games at home instead. If it had been this weekend, we might have ended up seeing the… Continue
My 2 year old struggles with language. Really struggles. And has an intense "in your face" personality. He makes getting through the day very hard sometimes. Screaming. Tantrums. Hitting. Hair pulling. Just basically not understanding what he needs. There is probably some entrenched power struggles going on as well as he is a fair bit more manageable for my spouse.
And yet, here he is, leaning on my shoulder, stroking my hand and quietly watching TV. Which is why I keep… Continue
Every once in a great while, I'm not a complete dumbass. Like, for example, when MommyMonster and I were cleaning out the guest room closet (AKA: the Pit of Doom) last weekend, and I came across a periodical I'd obviously saved because I thought (at the time) it'd be interesting/relevant in the future, perhaps. The periodical was Mother Jones, the (publication) date was September, 2000. The article title?
Around this time last year, I wrote a thoughtful little post about the ritual of back-to-school shopping, and how it helps ease us into the transition. This year, however, after spending my Labor Day afternoon throwing elbows down the rapidly-depleting aisles of school supplies, I think… Continue