Month: June 2018

Me myself and I

The moment I start to feel underappreciated I distance myself. I don’t care to be anything to anyone who doesn’t crave me. I don’t want to be anywhere that I am not missed every time my presence is missing.

The Idiot

I am currently reading Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot.” This a rich and complex novel giving us insights into Russian life before the revolution of 1917. The character of “the idiot” is not stupid or unrefined. Rather he is the last prince of his dynasty…

Lived forever

Sometimes I feel like if you just watch things, just sit still and let the world exist in front of you – sometimes I swear that just for a second time freezes and the world pauses in its tilt. Just for a second. And…

Be like water

Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shap…

Phoebe Snetsinger

9th June is reserved to  Phoebe Snetsinger Celebrating the birthday of American birder Phoebe Snetsinger (1931-1999).  Phoebe documented 8,398 different species of birds, more than any other researcher or hobbyist.  And she did all that after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Absolutely amazing! Article:…

Photography

Atlantic Puffin From 2017 Audubon Photography Awards, one of 21 photos. Great bird photography: Winners and runners-up from the 8th annual competition. Atlantic puffins have penguin-like coloring but they sport a colorful beak that has led some to dub them the “sea parrot.” The…

Educated

Educated By Tara Westover, 2018 Ph.D. Cambridge University, England I had spied this piece of non-fiction on the New York Times best sellers list and was intrigued. It is a mémoire of a young Mormon girl who comes of age in the hinterland of…