Saturday, March 31, 2012

crying is cathartic

crying is cathartic, in a way that connects you with the person who you are crying about (and beware, as that person may be yourself).
crying purges, and purifies, and magnifies, and nullifies, and simplifies, and cleanses the eyes, and drops the mask of disguise, and re-kind-les the highs, and never lies, and provides insight into the "my, my, my's", and (to my surprise) gives rise to the ties that (eventually) make us wise.

crying:  it does a body good.

give yourself a moment, sometimes,
and cry.

there doesn't even have to be a specific reason why. 

Friday, March 30, 2012


problems [1]
by n. o. problem 

problems seem like problems even though they do subside
why don’t we view problems as the place that blessings hide?

* after a week of perceived problems, each (once and ever again) has proven itself to be a potential growth experience.

* one of my battalion commanders once said: “if bullets ain’t flyin’ and people ain’t dyin’, then we don’t (Really) have a problem.”

* problems are no-thing but challenges: solutions (in the making), blessings (in disguise), potential (communication, cooperation, collaboration).

* in the Final Unalysis, will we Waken into the Knowing that there was never a problem in the first place?

-the end?

[1] martineau, l. (3.30.2012). book 70: Hoooooome. © 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

going "yard"

in baseball, "going to the yard" means going to the ballpark, and "going yard" means "hitting a home run."

yesterday, bonnie and i took a spontaneous trip to winston-salem, because florida state (ranked #4 by collegiate baseball) was battling out a three game series with wake forest.

even though the demon deacons prevailed 7-5, we spent the afternoon in the front row, because (for some reason) there were only 13 people in attendance.  lame fans need to wake up.

the good news is that we ended up sitting less than fifteen feet from living legend mike martin (a.k.a. "11") and listening to several of his coaching conversations with some very grown up young men.

click here for more on mike martin:

 right: team captain james ramsey hits a home run

below: the nasty demon deacon mascot accosts lenny during the 7th inning stretch.

 below: bonnie and lenny at the yard
the field was an immaculate blend of some kind of fancy astro-turf, the hot dogs were, quote: "all beef", and the sun was in-and-out all afternoon.

in all, a remarkable experience.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


transitions [1]
by tran s. itioning 

no-thing ever stays the same (a spin on new positons)
Sameness is as Oneness is as Love is as

* in a world of dynamic, continuous, variety -- and infinite, exponential change, is it possible that the under-lying theme is Same-ness?

* could All of this be Love, love-ing?

* could every bit of this be One, one-ing?

* could this Whole thing be It, it-ing?

* could thIS be the IS, Is-ing?

* could the Uni-Verse be God, Godding?

Is. It. All. Good?

* top; sunrise in paradise: caye caulker, belize
* hoops: asheville, nc
* love on the beach: unknown (please help with this)
* flow-er: pura vida spa; alehuela, costa rica
* sun/moon: la fortuna, costa rica
* sunset on blanket: somewhere, hawaii
* reef magic: hanauma bay, hawaii
* boat at dock: caye caulker, belize
* surf's up: byron bay, australia
* clear, tranquil haze: cambodia

[1] martineau, l. (3.14.2012). book 69: you don’t say. © 2011

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Good news

"For me, it's so humbling, to see kids and they're like, 'You're my hero.
' I do nothing special, athletes do nothing special. 
We play a silly game," Tebow said. 
"But here's someone who put his life on the line for our country — that's a real hero."

Good Grief

Gd grief
by g. r. ieving

although it doesn't feel good, a sense of deep relief
catharsis is a way to purge the bad into
Gd grief

* when jim casey passed away (almost a year ago), the shock and grief was hard to describe/understand. the same time, the memories of his persona allowed for an overwhelming sense of gratitude (for having known him) and appreciation (for all of the little things that we tend to take for granted).

* today, i'm making phone calls, coordinating a re-Union (of sorts) that will take place on jim's birthday weekend, in destin florida. leaving a message (for cat), at one point i couldn't think or speak or even finish the message.

* grief is a purging experience.

* the Good of it is the Knowing that, in order to grieve, one must have experienced its opposite: Joy.

here's to Jim Casey, and to the Joy that he brought to the lives of sooooooo many.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

the slow (and fast) of change

the fast (and slow) of change
by chan ging

things, they happen fast
things, they happen slow
things: they happen even if we never Really know
that everything in life is on a path to re-Arrange

things happen in a flash, amid
the slow (and fast) of change

* it’s as if change happens, whether we like it or not.

* the human Oco-bodymind it-Self is an act (of change), never ceasing to co-create the subsequent version, the extended aspect, the next evol-u-tion of itself.

* have you ever noticed that things (like moving into a new home) happen sooooooooooo slowly – until the act-u-all move begins to actually happen?

…and then it’s a whirlwind of e-motion -- i’mpossible to track or control.


today, it strikes as strange:
the fast (and slow) of change


Friday, March 2, 2012

7-mile beach sunsets

goodbye, grand cayman

 when the sun drops into the ocean on any west coast, the result is indescribable.