Looking at the date on my last post, I feel like I’ve been living in the Twilight Zone for a couple of years! But so much has changed… mostly for the better. … More Tilling the Soil
Okay, so it’s been a year since I blogged… so what??? What have I been doing? Well, continuing recovery, of course! And I must say, it’s been an instructive year. I think I’m finally learning to “go with the flow…”
Most of my life I was indifferent to politics. I considered politicians to be people who said what they needed to say to be elected, and then played word games to explain away their failure to keep election promises.
By the time we hit age 25, we have accumulated a lot of… well, “stuff”… in our psyches. Some of it is good, like encouragement and love. Other things are rather stinky… such as hurts, lies, and abuse. But every gardener knows that when starting a garden, a good compost is of real value. Arguably, … More Composting the psyche… layer upon precious layer
During a psychotic episode – or, in this case, a semi-episode, it is as though a great window opens up and the heavens pour through – with all the light and wind and song and thunder of a wondrous choir of angels. There is so much information – more than the mind can possibly process … More Least burdensome… most generous
Mom and I had our phone call yesterday, and she mentioned that she had been somewhat concerned the past several days that I might be starting down the road toward an episode. I confess, I was concerned too. When episodes begin, I become very “good” and somewhat poetic, seeing messages everywhere and interpreting things to … More Coming back down to Earth
Do you remember as a kid in school, planting a lima bean? You would put dirt into a cup, poke a bean into the dirt, and add water regularly. Before long, a tiny shoot would grow, bearing what was left of the bean.
From an early age, I was encouraged to make mathematics a primary focus of my education. I don’t know whether I had a knack for it, or if it was just the nature of the “science & technology” age.