Archive for March, 2013

Posted: March 12, 2013 in Blog article, Thoughts

Ukiah Blog This is the local blog in my town, a very good one I might add. This is a two part piece….very interesting!

I recently had a phone conversation with my daughter who had been collecting unemployment after receiving a Master’s Degree in Education. She is currently working as a substitute teacher. Of course she is totally depressed since she can not make ends meet and feels like a failure. She’s 65K in debt for her student loans with no way in site to make the payments. So is “Higher Education” worth it?

Read the article and find out for yourself.

I like this guy

Posted: March 10, 2013 in cool website
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Belief…

Posted: March 9, 2013 in quote
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Reality is what you believe it to be.
It’s what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
– Jewel

I see now how this is true. Been doing some inner child work and belief is everything.

Mary Oliver, Poet

Posted: March 4, 2013 in Poetry

When I found the “But little by little” quote I started this blog with I didn’t realize it was from a poem entitled The Journey. So….Here it is, in it’s full glory!

The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice–
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do–
determined to save
the only life you could save.

“Mary Oliver’s poetry is an excellent antidote for the excesses of civilization,” wrote one reviewer for the Harvard Review, “for too much flurry and inattention, and the baroque conventions of our social and professional lives. She is a poet of wisdom and generosity whose vision allows us to look intimately at a world not of our making.” – See more at: http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/265#sthash.r0QWyI4M.dpuf

False Knowledge!

Posted: March 2, 2013 in quote, Uncategorized

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
– George Bernard Shaw