Tag Archives: being present

Day 340: Unplan

For all that I claim to be a spontaneous individual, I sure do spend a lot of time planning things in my head. Big things, little things. Work projects and family fun. And so on. I spent about six hours … Continue reading

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Day 336: Chew

I ate an apple today. At least I think I did. I had to walk cross-campus for a late afternoon meeting. I remember biting into the apple just as I was passing the walkway that leads up to the library. … Continue reading

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Day 327: Recall

I was looking through a catalog of remainder books this morning and ran across a title I had not seen before: How to Sit by Thich Nhat Hanh. Seeing that title got me to recall how important just sitting has … Continue reading

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Day 326: Glide

My wife and I had a couple of hours on our own tonight. We left the boys at home playing video games, then dropped off our daughter at a Girls Scout event at a local roller skating rink. Then the … Continue reading

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Day 322: Bundle

No, not the cable and the internet…. It was 12 degrees this morning when I went out to the car. The kids’ schools were closed, but not the university, so off I went, bundled up against the cold. Today was … Continue reading

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Day 319: Reposition

I think I’ve probably quoted Emerson enough over the past 45 weeks, so I will leave it to you to find the “life only avails” passage on your own–but once again, I find myself reflecting on the wonders of “becoming,” … Continue reading

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Day 313: Peel

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a photo to accompany a blog entry. I kind of wish I had remembered to snap a photo tonight, if for no other reason than to have posted perhaps the most humble and … Continue reading

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