Good Vibrations

Sometimes it’s hard to see the good in the world — until we look a bit deeper and realize that it’s actually all around us. You may have heard (or even used) expressions like “no worries” and “it’s all good” to reflect some of this attitude that the world is what we make of it, and that even the things that challenge or trouble us can be part of a larger sense of the “good” if we look at them differently. Living can be hard on numerous levels, no doubt, but (as the saying goes) it’s better than the alternative. Continue reading “Good Vibrations”

See You IRL!

Not to be too old-school here, but sometimes we kind of miss the “real world” (whatever that means). Don’t get us wrong, it isn’t like “reality” is all that stellar, or that there aren’t a lot of, um, interesting corners of the online world. But there’s something about being offline, unplugged, de-linked, and generally out-of-doors that still has great appeal. Plus, who knows how long that outer world will be there for us to frolic in, or how many people will even want to before too long. So from where we stand, it’s worth getting out there more! Continue reading “See You IRL!”

Life Is Good

So at Least There’s That…

Listening to a recent podcast, where part of the discussion was about how we value the support structures in our lives, as well as the obstacles put before us. Not surprisingly, the conclusion was that people tend to overstate the latter and underestimate the former. In other words, we tend to see the glass half empty rather than half full, and thus to focus more on what’s missing, what’s in our way, or what we want next — instead of appreciating the things we already have. Continue reading “Life Is Good”

Resistance Is NOT Futile

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away, a ragtag bunch of charismatic castoffs and merry malcontents staged a rebellion against the dark forces of evil in their midst. The stakes were high, as the fate of the world hung in the balance. The empire was strong and inflexible, but its hubris also made it vulnerable — if you knew where to look, and were willing to sacrifice for the greater good. This band of revolutionary misfits gathered together in secret, and launched their insurgency with principled determination. Ultimately, they prevailed through sheer fortitude, gifted insight, actionable intel, mystical wisdom, humor, and a dash of the good fortune that often favors the bold. Continue reading “Resistance Is NOT Futile”

No Domain, No Gain!

Despite the discovery of another “continent” lurking beneath New Zealand, we’re not really making any more real estate on this planet. And even if NASA announces the discovery of potential life or habitable worlds elsewhere in the cosmos, it still doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to buy any land out there any time soon. So unless you want to take a look at some swampland in Florida (which will likely be fully submerged in due time anyway), there isn’t a lot of new territory on which to stake a claim. Continue reading “No Domain, No Gain!”