Category Archives: Reposts

Sharing: Middle Age Malaise By Charles Dowdy

Just wanting to share a post by a blogger I follow, Charles Dowdy.  It’s a wonderful reflection on middle age and how we can never let ourselves to continue looking down.

 It is easy to get caught up in the past, and the things that did not happen. It is easier still to get caught up in life’s routine and the things that always happen. What I have to is remember that my path is not set in stone. I might be in the midst of a beautiful journey, but right now I’ve got my head down. The days of life advance and recede like waves in the ocean. It is time to live in the now. It is time to take chances. It is time bring my gaze to the horizon, no matter how bright the glare of what stands before me, and pedal forward through the rocks once again.

 

Middle Age Malaise.

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Why we frequently get it wrong

Every once in a while, we all need to hear the words of Pema Chodron…

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As human beings, not only do we seek resolution, but we also feel that we deserve resolution. However, not only do we not deserve resolution, we suffer from resolution. We don’t deserve resolution; we deserve something better than that. We deserve our birthright, which is the middle way, an open state of mind that can relax with paradox and ambiguity. To the degree that we’ve been avoiding uncertainty, we’re naturally going to have withdrawal symptoms — withdrawal from always thinking that there’s a problem and that someone, somewhere, needs to fix it.

Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart

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I no longer have patience

Love Meryl Streep.

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“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with…

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From Mindful Balance: Made up of moments of choice

Made up of moments of choice.

Every moment we choose whether to live or exist.  Some days, we live.  Some days, we exist.

What say we try for more living?

 

My response to: The Lost Boys rant

I’m not sure how I wound up following this blog, but I’m rather glad I am. I’m feeling a little waspish at the moment–even though I *know* we shouldn’t be feeding the duality fire, I do enjoy being a voice of opposition when people are so obviously wrong.

Marriagecoach1’s assertion that the media is to blame for “reverse sexism” against men is laughable.  According to Media Report to Women,

Television: In the 2010-11 prime-time television season, women accounted for 25% of all creators, executive producers, producers, directors, writers, editors, and directors of photography working on situation comedies, dramas, and reality programs airing on the broadcast networks. By role, women comprised 18% of creators, 22% of executive producers, 37% of producers, 15% of writers, 11% of directors, 20% of editors, and 4% of directors of photography. (Martha Lauzen, Boxed In, Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, San Diego State University)

Feature films: In 2010, women comprised 16% of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films. This represents a decline of 1 percentage points from 1998 and is even with 2009 figures. By role, women accounted for 7% of directors, 10% of writers, 15% of executive producers, 24% of producers, 18% of editors, and 2% of cinematographers. (Martha Lauzen, Celluloid Ceiling, Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, San Diego State University)

So, Marriagecoach1, all this media harassment of men you claim?  It’s probably coming from the 75-94% of men dominating the entertainment media industry.  Hmmm….is that reverse-reverse-reverse sexism????

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I was heavily quoted in this piece about women’s sexism. Here is the note I received stating that the magazine article was now posted. He also referred to my new book to be published in January

John,

Thank you again for your willingness to talk about the media perception of men. We have developed that story and do have it online. You will receive an email from Burgundy but I wanted to personally send you the link. Thank you again for your wonderful input (http://www.burgundymag.com/index.php/health/wellness/415-media-perception). It was greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Kevin

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FAILBlog: What’s a Synonym for “Synonym?”

Gadzooks! They’ve found us out!

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Slow Motion Hummingbirds

The awesomeness of Life in the Foothills does not stop for weekends! Check out this slow-mo video her husband took of hummingbirds in their yard!

And Then He Kissed Me…

Note to self–

If you ever become Rich and Famous, be good to the fans. It means the world to them.

Fey and I were having hibachi with four strangers a week or so back–every one of them, including the child, was glued to a cell phone instead of watching the guy tossing knives around and playing with open flame? Have we lost all sense of self-preservation? 😀

Loretta LaRoche

Yesterday my partner and I went to a nearby restaurant for a leisurely lunch. Directly across from us were two men waiting to be served. The waitress brought their food but was clearly having difficulty trying to put it in front of one of her customers since he was totally consumed with his cell phone. He finally put it aside long enough to take a couple of bites of food. However, after a few minutes he returned to what appeared to be an obsessive need to make sure he had not gotten any new messages. Now you might be thinking “why am I not engaged in eating my own food and paying attention to my mate, instead of preoccupied with another diner with a cell phone addiction”? Well, more than likely it’s because I am still at the place where it is hard for me to understand how we arrived…

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