In lieu of trying to belong to any number of societies: Chesterton, Sherlock Holmes, the Inklings, and so on: I propose and establish one of my own. Don your intelligence cap at the door; dust off your logic and imagination; did you bring your inspiration and encouragement? We are shapers, my friends; lit lamps; light-bringers. Bring quotes*; poetry should be uplifting and thoughtful, or witty and clever, (or both). Humor is encouraged; laughter is invited back. Pull up a chair. Anyone for tea?



A bit of green

to go with the day.

"Would you like an adventure now?
"... Or shall we have our tea first?"

until we're all grown up...

Dids and didn'ts. also inspiration. life.

Well hello there, whoever you are, still out there keeping an eye on this oft neglected eyrie of mine. I miss this place and I'm here to let you know a little of what's going through my mind and life these crazy days that make up life. And just to add to the realism of it all, a few things that I'm also not getting done.

I'm not journalling every day, despite how much it helps me. Every few days I remember and every several I do partake in those clarifying scribbles. But there it is. I do not in fact avail myself of all the available brain-nourishment that I could. Buckling down to actual writing is definitely on my to-do list, and rising toward the top. In the meantime I haven't been totally neglecting my brain exercise. I have enjoyed many puzzles: sudoku, crosswords (these are hard people), games of riddles, midnight poetry writing, navigating airports, inventing recipes, and physical exercise.

I've been thoroughly inspired by Reebok lately, their cool videos, and their Gray Matters page about how physical activity boosts every part of your brain, from life-span, to memory, to anti-depression, anti-anxiety. So yeah, I've been working on fitness too lately. This being the February&March time of year that is both sedentary and restless, I need all the help I can get. I've never been really serious about it before, so it will be cool to see how it goes. And yes I'm still pretty much at the point where my life is just a little bit awkward working around fitness, since I don't want my life to revolve around it... But it is rewarding.

I've gone on trips both North and South, and I'm planning one East. I'm working on reading several books (and audio while I'm cleaning). I've started a few projects, one of them with photography, which is something I haven't really explored much. It's fun.

Duluth and Lake Superior
Until next time then, this is a word from me, sitting in the semi-sunshine of a dining room window. Contemplating yoga, fairytales, mysteries, giant stacks of books, and how it will feel to be warm again.... But not in that order. And wherever you find yourself on this spinning sphere of ours, I hope you laugh today.