Tag Archives: mindfulness

Day 348: Trust

It took me 348 days to get to trust? I have written before about why I try to avoid projecting–mostly it’s because for me, I tend to see storm clouds on the horizon, no matter how sunny the day. And … 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 332: Consume

I’d like to say that I participated in “Buy Nothing Day,” but that wasn’t the case. I wanted to repair my mother-in-law’s toilet in her guest bathroom so that it would stop cycling every fifteen or so minutes, so I … 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 309: Notice

Two points of notice today: First: There I was–once again walking across campus, totally oblivious to everything around me. Yup, reading email too. But I caught myself, and forced myself to come to a complete standstill. I turned around slowly, … Continue reading

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Day 292: Fry

We went to the Wooly Worm Festival–an annual event in honor of the Wooly Bear Caterpillar, aka the Isabella Tiger Moth caterpillar, which (according to local lore) is an accurate predictor of the coming winter’s weather (or at least no … Continue reading

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Day 290: Evacuate

The past two days have been fall break on campus. I had some meetings scheduled for Thursday, but I told myself I would keep Friday open and try to use it as a vacation day. My wife obliged, volunteering to … Continue reading

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Day 273: Monotask

Why is it so freaking hard to do just one thing at a time? When I first started off this blog, I was certain that I would be paying a lot of attention to monotasking–doing one thing at a time, … Continue reading

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Day 267: Rise

I’ve changed the wake-up song on my phone again. Now it’s “Rise,” by Eddie Vedder. On the ride into work this morning, the song was still stuck in my head, so I put it on in the car. The cattle … Continue reading

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Day 255: Bushwhack

Oh, I’m starting to feel a little guilty again. There are those boxes that still need to be unpacked–or better yet: if it’s been over a month and stuff is still in boxes, maybe I need to donate those boxes … Continue reading

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