Thoughts on Mindful Consumption

I read a really interesting essay by Chris Bowler: On Mindfulness and Quality. He provoked my thinking. I don’t like to think of myself as materialistic, though I’m certain I’m more materialistic than I would care to admit. I’ve always, since the days of my youth, preferred to do without “stuff” until I could have something I felt was of… Continue reading

A Man of Peace & Sense

President Obama‘s Nobel Peace Prize Speech in Wordle shows the words he used more as larger words. Now, if I recall, the buffoon that previously occupied the same office filled his speeches with “Terrorists,” “Security,” “Freedom,” “Amer’ca,” and “Fear.” He was such an ass.… Continue reading

Chi: Energy of Happiness

by: solala towler I found this attractive little coffee table book several months ago and picked it up on a whim. I read it this weekend and found it to be utterly delightful, along with Diet Coke with Lime! The author, a self-described musician, poet, and teacher, is the editor of The Empty Vessel, A Journal of Contemporary Toaism. I… Continue reading