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cartoon by L. Kouri, '04
Who I'd like to meet:Anyone who lives or is trying to live outside of the box.
- Status: In a Relationship
- Hometown: Akron
- Body type: My body is a temple
- Ethnicity: Other
- Religion: Other
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Occupation: Awakening
General4/16/12 The winds of change are today blowing hard,far&fast, and yet richness and aware-filled grace are in the relaxed cruising of every moment.
12/2 skating as gracefully as possible
"Simply relax into the suchness of it. When one realizes the suchness of being, blossoming happens.
8/8/11 full circle
6/28/10 Wow! 180 degrees in less than a year. Four years of chrysalising - not all bad, at all - and then *whoosh* emergence! Fifteen years of struggling to assemble the right musicians. Granted! An unforeseen expansion into a neighborhood I totally resonate with (Cleveland Heights), complete with the greatest of partners (my daughter-in-law, NOTO boutique owner). Deep gratitude. Health, creative endeavors, meaningful relationships, peace-filled solitude... Deep, deep gratitude. Regardless of where I've been at, that one thing (gratitude) is particularly key to a rich life. Amen.
2/18/10 Riding through the deepness of another hibernating season. Even though it may be dark, I still always find threads of richness in the beauty of my life. They aren't "rich" as defined by society, but then I find that the longer I travel this road of life, the more illusion I find in their "truths". Rule number #1: never forget to live from a place of gratitude.
11/2 Full moon ridin'! Jazzed on a pot of yerba mate! Diggin' good health-full food, walks in still wool sweater weather, writing, reading, hanging in the silence in between.
9/9 Cutting and taping and watching the art create itself. Tomato season!; sating myself while it's here. Shedding, but always culling treasure for the shop. Helping move my friend into her sweet new Cleveland Heights apartment. Juicing!
4/11 Relaxing deeper into it.
12/22: Staying warm, and only moderately succeeding. Freezing fricking s-u-c-k-s! I know I have to keep my attitude positive so as not to compromise my body's defenses, but every year it becomes more and more difficult to appreciate Northeastern Ohio's fricking freezing weather. My visions of sugarplums this season have been somewhere in the 5 degree vicinity of the Equator. While sitting at the coffeeshop, I peruse the world temp section, eyeing the most desirable place(s) to be. I meander throughout the day in hibernating numbness yet still relish the joy and richness of simply being alive, healthy, free. Interesting conundrum.
9/6: waking up early (funny thing...that happening naturally), hangin' with L & baby girl for excellent organic coffee at Vegetaranian in the mornings, reading Tolle (ready to wake up?), collage, music, eating garden tomatoes, relaxing into not doing a lot of anything (counter to a personal adult history of do,do,do which is really what it is/was: a bunch of do do), sitting in my pink sling chair on the porch, dispersing, releasing, and lots of conscious breathing, ebbing and flowing
Sometime before 9/6: music, mixing tea and potions (aromatherapy potions), good coffee, organic food, cool hangs, stimulating conversation, self-discovery, laughing, hangin' with g-boy, simplicity, writing, playing (music), collecting, dispersing, checking out big piles of books, music and movies from the library, reading Bukowski, going to bed late, sleeping in...
Music4/16/12 mostly practice and iTunes sprinkled with large amounts of silence
12/2 Cecil Taylor is the soundtrack
11/1/11 jazzzz & Raw Purr & The Claws
6/28/10 Raw Purr. Raw Purr Raw Purr. Lots of iTunes, and Cleveland college radio when I'm on Lee.
2/18/10 It's all about the iTunes, babee! Free jazz performed @ the local coffeehouse every Thursday @ 7:30. A friend just turned us onto The Dead Weather and the newest Clutch.
11/2 Submerged in Miles Davis, particularly The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions boxset.
9/9 It's almost always an iTunes crapshoot, but right now: Queensryche's Empire album.
4/11 An evergrowing iTunes
12/22: Community 5
9/6: iTunes on my iPod, Evi Vine
5/4: The other side of Godsmack
Trip-hop! Massive Attack, Urban Species, Boards of Canada, Groove Armada, Zero 7...
Select blues and jazz (particularly blues!): Buddy Guy, Champion Jack Dupree, Miles Davis... Right now I'm streaming a sweet Latino station.
Except for new (meaning the last 3 or 4 decades) Country, I enjoy tasting any new (to my ears) music and rediscovering older favorites, and I still enjoy lots of rock, metal and alternative.......
Movies11/1/11 only two since last reporting, both last night at the prompting of my jilly friend (jilly friends are priceless): The Shining and Constantine; and I only watched what was not upstaged by her outpouring sky.
8/8/11 most recently: The Big Lebowski, again
6/28/10 I don't think I've watched anything since Alice In Wonderland. Love!
2/18/10 Finished the third, White, in the indie trilogy (though entirely different story lines in each) consisting of Red and Blue (all of them darkly enjoyable). Rediscovered How to Get Ahead in Advertising (brilliant). Found them all at the library.
11/2 I've caught some decent flix recently (always library borrowed)(always sans violence). Did make it up to the Cedar-Lee for the one-night-only showing of the Kerouac documentary, One Fast Move Or I'm Gone.
9/9 The only thing I've really watched lately was a Kerouac documentary.
12/22: Since my submersion in the Iranian movie fest in the spring, I haven't been into watching much of anything.
Sometime before 9/6: Indie films. Lately I've been intrigued by a string of Iranian-directed films. Exotic travel films. The BBC's Planet Earth was pretty amazing. I don't do blatant violence, war, suspense or horror flix.
The Princess Bride
Matrix (the first)
6/28/10 Uhh...yeah. What was the question?!
11/2 We're off the grid.
9/9 We're sans box. Boxless, babee!
Sometime before 9/6: How 'bout websites worth checking out:
The mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles.
Books4/16/12 Currently, Osho is the finger pointing to the moon.
11/26 compassion: The Ultimate Flowering of Love, Osho
11/1/11 intelligence: The Creative Response to Now, OSHO (WARNING: not for the easily agitated)
6/28/10 Just completed the correspondence of Anais Nin/Henry Miller, A Literate Passion, am into Skinny Dip, Carl Hiaasen (recommended by the Lee Rd. building owner), The Erotic Life of Anais Nin, Noel Riley Fitch, recently given to me and just begun last night, and was handed The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn, Louisa Gilder, on Saturday which looks too interesting not to read when I'm at the shop waiting for you. Oh, and a stack of Henry Miller (lent to my by a friend) whom I fell in love with after reading Sexus.
2/18/10 Alright, so I'm a magnet to darkness: Carole Seymour-Jones' Dangerous Liaisons, a biography of Beuvoir and Sartre, and an excellent peek inside history from a French perspective; I'm currently into Anne Sexton's biography which naturally has led me to interest in the lives of her "confessional" contemporaries: Sylvia Plath, Assia Wevill...
11/2 Addicted to Fernando Pessoa's Book of Disquiet, both the Penguin and the Pantheon translations (though I prefer the Pantheon).
9/9 Tapped into Kerouac: first a biography: Subterranean Kerouac, then Dharma Bums, and currently in amidst On the Road (the original scroll). I was also turned on to this totally cool Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa and his book, The Book of Disquiet
4/11 Juxtapoz and Mojo mags I pick up at the library, Bukowski's '08 Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook, The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman, and some Anais Nin collections
12/22: The Bear Comes Home, Rafi Zabor
Septuagenarian Stew, Charles Bukowski
from Belly Fat to Belly Flat, C.W. Randolph, M.D.
Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life, Cherie Calbom, MS
9/6: finishing Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now and A New Earth at which point I'm going to re-read it.
5/4 lots of Bukowski
3/4/08 Life is all about waking up. These books may help. It'll take me a bit to compile the list but here's a start:
Belly Fat to Belly Flat, C. W. Randolph, M.D.
Diet for a New America,
The Food Revolution and
Reclaiming Your Health all by John Robbins
Osho, Courage: the Joy of Living Dangerously is a good one to start. He's got l-o-t-s of published stuff.
SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life, Steven G. Pratt
Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About, Kevin Trudeau; Kevin gets a lot of flack (primarily from Western Medicine-associated critics) but he makes a lot of good points on how invested the Healthcare Industry is in being "the only" solution to "safe and responsible" healthcare...backed, of course, by the Pharmaceutical, Meat & Dairy, Tobacco, Alcohol, Pesticide/Herbicide, Cosmetic Industries...and other similar "make-money-regardless-of-cost" corporate industries.
Quantum Healing, Deepak Chopra
The Power of Intention, Wayne Dyer
Anything by Arundhati Roy
11/1/11 The dynamic duo: The Peace Pilgrim & OSHO: longtime (20&10 years respectively) solid plinths
6/28/10 Henry Miller roX. The Mad Hatter.
2/18/10 I think I could use a new hero. Here's something fun to ponder for a bit. I'll be back when I figure it out.
The Peace Pilgrim
Is it odd that my heroes have gone black and white?!
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"this book's main purpose is ... to awaken". :: <3ing
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose is a book by Eckhart Tolle , a follow-up to his first book and bestseller , The Power of Now . Tolle says "this book's main purpose is not to add new information or beliefs to your mind or to try to convince you of anything, but to bring about a shift…
~ Invoking Dawn ~.... .. .. Oh Dawn whose rosy cheek is showing;.... A brush of blush in eastern sky.... Rouses the hope of sun...
Faith is a difficult proposition for many of us. Faith requires a letting go, a surrender of will. Few among us leap at the idea. Having faith, doing faith in a religious context, is not something I'm very practiced at these days. But come February, faith is the call of the land.
How do we take responsibility and ignite the awakening? We must take hold of the Three Keys: Humility, Willingness, and Surrender, if we are to become aligned with the creative intelligence and discover our true selves. Applying The Three Keys assures your unique path to Awakening.
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"If you simply sit and don't do anything, by and by the mind settles, because there is nothing being done - the mind is not needed. In the beginning it rebels, in the beginning it thinks more - thoughts whirl in a mad whirlpool inside. ...
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"Beauty is an all-pervading presence. It unfolds to the numberless flowers of the Spring; it waves in the branches of the trees and in the green blades of grass; it haunts the depths of the earth and the sea, and gleams out in the hues of the shell and the precious stone. And not only these minute objects, but the ocean, the mountains, the clouds, the heavens, the stars, the rising and the setting sun all overflow with beauty. The universe is its temple; and those people who are alive to it can not lift their eyes without feeling themselves encompassed with it on every side." William Ellery Channing
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"Be obscure clearly." E. B. White
Jackie McLean It's Time! 1964 1. "Cancellation" (Charles Tolliver) - 7.45 2. "Das' Dat" - 6.26 3. "It's Time" - 6.35 4- "Revillot" (Tolliver) - 7.51 5. "'Snu...
"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." Franz Kafka
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today's sky serving : muy opulencia
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jiggety-jig :: a.m. trip to the lake
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It's time, ain't it?!