A real-life Robinson Crusoe

Incredibly cool. I could certainly go for his life path. A real-life Robinson Crusoe:   86-year-old Brendon Grimshaw has lived alone on a tiny island in the Seychelles since 1962. He bought it for £8000 and has spent those years introducing trees and 120 giant tortoises back to the island. (via ?interesting-links) Tags: video   (Via kottke.org)

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Groundhog Day

Craig and I were having a good discussion tonight about his take away from reading the book The Not So Big Life by Sarah Susanka. One thing he mentioned was the concept of your life being like a movie, and then having that feeling of why am I in this movie? If you’re answering with “I don’t know”, then it’s pretty clear something needs to change. Several years ago, that question went through my head quite often. I had considered what life would be like without me in it and just wanted a break. It seemed like the weight on my shoulders was too much to bear. I’m grateful to say things turned around and particularly this year I re-inspired myself to not lose another 10 years to doing for everything and everyone else. Because at the end of the […]

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Twisted

This picture and those vines feel like a metaphor for my life currently, well the past 9 years or so. We (Craig and I) had such clear dreams and plans for our lives back in 1998-1999. Then starting in 1999 it got chipped away at slowly and sometimes fast, over the next 10 years. Craig literally dealt with having his spine twisted at one point. Our efforts to keep the plan going seemed to get more and more complicated and frustrating. Here we are 10 years later and feeling like we’ve almost broken free from the vines and twists that tried to take over. People reflected on the last 10 years with sadness of the financial crisis, housing crisis, political crisis. I looked back and said, “holy shit I survived it”. I really didn’t think I’d live to see 30. […]

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Good Wednesday Morning

Good Morning! I’ve decided to focus on ONE goal for this week; getting up early, specifically between 5:00-5:30. I did ok this morning, I set alarms up to go off at 5:00, 5:15, 5:30 and 5:45. I did finally get up and going on the 5:45 one. I cooked up turkey bacon, organic eggs, organic spinach, organic shredded cheese into an omelette. Had some Bolthouse juice and some organic coffee I brewed too! It was quite a morning. I left on time for the Dentist in Danbury, got there 10 minutes early! Had a perfect visit, no cavities, no issues. Oh and I even had some time to work on my scarf which I’ve neglected for quite a while! And last night I “graduated” from physical therapy and am going to transition into their Wellness Program. I’m feeling really good […]

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History

I was introduced to this song today. It has some points that are worth thinking on. Even if you don’t agree with it, read it and try to understand what he is saying. If your first reaction is anger, then leave and come back and re-read it. If we seek solace in the prisons of the distant past Security in human systems we’re told will always, always last Emotions are the sail and blind faith is the mast Without the breath of real freedom we’re getting nowhere fast If God is dead and an actor plays his part His words of fear will find a place in your heart Without the voice of reason every faith is its own curse Without freedom from the past things can only get worse Sooner or later just like the world first day Sooner […]

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