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Zen and the Art of Grandfather Clock Maintenance.

This past weekend, my husband I inherited this Grandfather Clock from my Aunt. It was originally my Grandmother’s, and my mom says she remembers when she was little and hearing the chimes ringing throughout the night (in a good way). 736 more words


On Knowing When To Quit

I’m wrestling with a very difficult decision. It goes against every fiber of my being. It violates a key value that was instilled in me as a child, and has me questioning where the madness will end if I tip over this first domino. 688 more words

Yellow-eyed Junco

Yellow-eyed Junco — Computer Painting by kenne

Art is anything you can do well. Anything you can do with Quality.

— Robert M. Pirsig



Clichés and stereotypes such as “beatnik” or “hippie” have been invented for the antitechnologists, the antisystem people, and will continue to be. But one does not convert individuals into mass people with the simple coining of a mass term. 186 more words

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The South Indian Monkey Trap: How Our Values Compromise Our Freedom

The South Indian Monkey Trap is an age old method for catching troublesome monkeys looking to steal food from local villagers in parts of India. This simple but ingenious trap consists of a coconut that has been carefully hollowed out at one end and chained to a pole in the ground. 898 more words


Fuzzy owls day off!

“Some things you miss because they’re so tiny you overlook them. But some things you don’t see because they’re so huge.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance…

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Improve the world ~

“The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart
and head and hands, and then work outward from there.”
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