Monday, October 15, 2018

Principles of Adult Behavior by John Perry Barlow

These are much harder than the golden rule or the 4 agreements, but they provide more guidance. In his memoir, after John Perry showed these to Jerry Garcia, Garcia commented,"I hope your embarrassment insurance is paid up.
    1. Be patient. No matter what. 2. Don’t badmouth: Assign responsibility, never blame. Say nothing behind another’s back you’d be unwilling to say, in exactly the same tone and language, to his face. 3. Never assume the motives of others are, to them, less noble than yours are to you. 4. Expand your sense of the possible. 5. Don’t trouble yourself with matters you truly cannot change. 6. Expect no more of anyone than you yourself can deliver. 7. Tolerate ambiguity. 8. Laugh at yourself frequently. 9. Concern yourself with what is right rather than who is right. 10. Never forget that, no matter how certain, you might be wrong. 11. Give up blood sports. 12. Remember that your life belongs to others as well. Do not endanger it frivolously. And never endanger the life of another. 13. Never lie to anyone for any reason. (Lies of omission are sometimes exempt.) 14. Learn the needs of those around you and respect them. 15. Avoid the pursuit of happiness. Seek to define your mission and pursue that. 16. Reduce your use of the first personal pronoun. 17. Praise at least as often as you disparage. 18. Never let your errors pass without admission. 19. Become less suspicious of joy. 20. Understand humility. 21. Forgive. 22. Foster dignity. 23. Live memorably. 24. Love yourself. 25. Endure.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017: NASA covers the August 21 solar eclipse live from coast to coast, from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

All Addictions All the Time Help for

Typing with your fingers, hunting and pecking with a pointer OR do you use both thumbs? Are you more highly evolved and search by voice? Or are you always trying to figure it out. All of us come to our devices and most quickly absorb them as appendages / assistants -- albeit sometimes dysfunctional ones.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Seneca Rewritten for all of Us

Hurry up and live, and consider each day as a completed life...

One who believes every day that life has been complete enjoys peace of mind.
S/he enjoys the present without depending on what does not yet exist...
S/he does not hurl toward an uncertain goal, for s/he is satisfied with what s/he has.
 
Nor is s/he satisfied with little, for what s/he possesses is in the universe...
"All this belongs to me".

-- Seneca, Roman Philosopher and Statesman via ME Middleton

Taking care of yourself and your gifts is a way of honoring the Giver. Live Now.

From Scarboro Missions
a Canadian order



Wednesday, April 06, 2016

More Lessons Learned

You cannot fix everyone. You have to fix yourself first. Be kind. Be compassionate as well as honest. Especially with yourself.