All in bourbon & porchlight
Politics making your crazy? Then STOP listening to so many damned political podcasts and try some short fiction audio or live storytelling told by real people about real lives instead. Or maybe delve into some history or general information podcasts.
These podcasts will not only restore your faith in humanity. These podcasts will restore your soul. Preserve your sanity.
Electronic car key fobs are a PITA. Here’s a quick idea to make them bearable.
From this insight comes my new —to me— method for starting and staying on my own personal Camino del Santiago path to daily journaling.
“The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control. Where then do I look for good and evil? Not to uncontrollable externals, but within myself to the choices that are my own . . .” —EPICTETUS, DISCOURSES, 2.5.4– 5
The single most important practice in Stoic philosophy is differentiating between what we can change and what we can’t.
We know the stages of the tide, the breathing in & the breathing out of the sea. And we sense, more than know, we are now near the turning of slack high water. These heartbeats alone we have to drift placidly together over our anchor, all straining slacked, before the next sea breath. We are happy now, even joyful. Riding high & free, before the turning of the last tide.
I'm organizing my swarm catching gear today. And I thought of the Trojans streaming like bees to defend their home.
But swarms are different. Homer was describing offense. Swarms are new life, like dividing cells under a microscope. Mitosis of the hive.