The Winter of My Contentment

Sunday night we received almost a foot of snow, around 10″ depending on whose numbers you use.  Now for some of those living in the northern states or even outside the United States who experience colder temps with more snow, this is a joke, but here in the Bluegrass State it’s cause for a state of emergency, literally. Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Present in Our Lives

Read through a sampling of posts on this blog for the past couple of years and one thing you will likely notice, in my more reflective posts, is my commune with nature.  Whether I’m looking out my window at the squirrels or birds, watching a sunrise, or meandering through the woods, nature is a harbor in which my soul finds peace. Continue reading

What If…

I’ve had a strange morning routine over the last couple of months.  With temps in the morning just below 30 degrees, I’ll step outside, sans shirt and shoes, and let myself feel the cold on my body.  I’ll do a few stretches and listen politely to my mind in its weak protest to what it perceives to be an injustice.  In most situations it’s the mind that is the weak link.  Continue reading

The Joy Of Building Things

For most of my life, roughly 38 years of it to be exact, I’ve never been what you would call “mechanically inclined”.  I wasn’t “handy” with anything.  When things broke I dreaded having to call someone to fix it.  I stayed away from any activity that required me to use my hands.  It’s not like I didn’t have amble opportunity when I was younger to learn these things. Continue reading