The gr8ful grind: January 2005

Let go of anger; It's an acid that eats away the delicate layers of your happiness

The reverse side has also its reverse side

Monday, January 31, 2005

Photo of the Day: Flower in a pot. Lake Billy Chinook, OR, June 2004.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

The Wisdom of Ram Dass

Who you think you are will always be frightened of change. But it doesn't make any difference to who you truly are.

Photo of the Day: The house across the street from my own in the pre-dawn fog. Madras, OR, Jan. 26, 05.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Photo of the Day: Covered bridge, Stone Mountain Park, Stone Maountain, GA. October 2004

Thursday, January 27, 2005

The Wisdom of Chogyam Trungpa

In fact, it is dubious that one can even speak of 'experiencing' reality, since this would imply a separation between the experiencer and the experience.

Photo of the Day: Train trestle over the Crooked River near Terrebonne, OR. January 22, 04.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Photo of the Day: Many times while visiting Ireland, I saw scenes like this one I caught in Killarney: A family piling into the carriage, hooking up the horse and then going in to town. Quaint, but real. And environmentally friendly. August, 1997.

The wisdom of J. Robert Oppenheimer

There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Photo of the Day: A placid river near Lincoln City, OR, taken April, 2004.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Photo of the Day: Lizard on sunning itself on a rock; Sedona, AZ; September, 2004

Friday, January 21, 2005

Photo of the Day: The Oregon coastline in the amber hour before sunset; April 2004.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Photo of the Day: A vendor's booth at Portland's Saturday Market. December 19, 04.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The Wisdom of Will Rogers

In the early days of the Indian Territory, there were no such things as birth certificates. You being there was certificate enough.

Photo of the Day: Parliament Building and water front, Victoria, BC. May 2004.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Photo of the Day: Tower Bridge on the Thames, London, England. July, 1997.

Monday, January 17, 2005

Photo of the Day: I was standing just outside the Tower of London taking a photograph of Tower Bridge (in the background), when these three French girls approached me to ask if I would take a photo of them together with their camera. I agreed with the stipulation I could also take one of them with my own camera. They agreed. July, 1997. (Click on any of the photos on my page to see the full-sized version)

Friday, January 14, 2005

Photo of the Day: Above Mill Creek on the Warm Springs Reservation. Taken Jan. 12, 05.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Photo of the Day: Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 30, 03.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Photo of the Day: Since it's so darned cold here right now, I'm posting this one. Old Town, Scottsdale, AZ, September '04. It was very warm that day.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Come together, over me

See that little stats counter at the bottom of the right hand column? It gives me a whole brain load of statistics, not just the number of hits to the site. It charts out how many page loads per day, how many unique visitors (which means different from one another), how many first time visitors, how many repeat visitors, etc.

One of the things it tells me is from which IP you've come to get here. Sometimes I can find out people have linked to me on their own blog, while other times I discover they were searching for info about something I mentioned here and were brought to the site by Google.

As I mentioned above, it also tells me how many of you are first timers to the site and how many of you are repeaters. In most cases I am not able to identify you because I'm just not that deep into computer code to be able to decypher IP stuff. But it does tell me where the IP originates, which means I am fairly able to tell from which part of the planet blog readers have arrived and how many times before you've been here.

I checked this morning and not counting people that only have been here once and nevered returned, it appears I have regular readers who live in, or near, Mamaroneck, NY, Plano, TX, Mumbai, India, San Jose, CA, Washington, D.C., Naperville, IL, Toronto, Ontario, Portland, OR, Vancouver, WA, Bend, OR, and someone with a private IP that doesn't give me any hint at all from whence they arrive.

So to all of you regular and semi-regular readers out there, I just want to say I see you and welcome you with an open heart.

Be well.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Photo of the Day: I've always thought I should try selling this one to Guiness. I captured this young Irish lass handing me my free glass of the Irish suds when I visited the Dublin brewery on my visit to Ireland in 1997. It could almost be an advertisement photo, don't you think? July, 1997.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Photo of the Day: Bare trees. It takes a moment to figure out which limbs are reflections and which ones aren't. Taken Dec. 19, '04. Portland, OR

Monday, January 03, 2005

Photo of the Day: The power of water is on the minds of millions of people these days. I took this one overlooking the Deschutes River, Bend, OR, Dec. 15, '04.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

It's magic!

Apparently, just posting about it returns whatever was lost. I like it!

Or whomever borrowed it for the night returned it.

You are now free to move about the blog....


I just don't get all this electronic stuff. But then, I'm not much of a mechanic, either. Anyway, I visit this here blog last evening and everything is fine. I don't post or anything, just looking at it and then go to bed. I get up the next morning and go back to it, as as you can see, all the stuff I had in the right hand column is just gone. Links, archives, everything. Now why did that happen????

I have no idea. I'd like to get it back, so if anyone out there borrowed it for NYE, just return it and there'll be no hard feelings.