Fairies, ETs, & Beliefs

The subject of extraterrestrials has come up quite often for me over the past few weeks. And today the subject of fairies was introduced twice, catching my attention. The words (ET or fairy) carry connotations that immediately set the fairy and the extraterrestrial into the realm of fantasy or delusion for me. I don’t letContinue reading “Fairies, ETs, & Beliefs”

The Smoke Alarm Communicates

A few nights ago I was lying in bed reading when one of my smoke alarms beeped three times. Since it was about 11pm, I was only resigned instead of feeling aggravated – normally my smoke alarm batteries go bad between 2am and 4am, when it’s least convenient and most confusing. I hauled my buttContinue reading “The Smoke Alarm Communicates”

Golfing in Iraq

While in Iraq I took up golf. I love saying that. I enjoy strange juxtapositions: golf in a war zone. Take cover! Take cover! Now I have to tell you that we didn’t have a course; we had a driving range. We didn’t have grass; we had packed silty dirt. We didn’t have any groomedContinue reading “Golfing in Iraq”

How to Improve the World

If the world needs improving, does that mean it’s not perfect? Is there a difference between judging someone’s soul and judging their behavior within the context of culture/world?What is the difference between physical reality and spiritual evolution? Are physical reality and spiritual evolution separate things, or a valid distinction to make?Do you think that youContinue reading “How to Improve the World”

The Wind

Yesterday the wind was howling here in southern Arizona. Normally when winds are blustery and wild I feel restless, out of sorts, or downright cranky. The wind whips my hair into my eyes or tosses dust into my eyes, making it especially difficult to see when already I only have one good eye to workContinue reading “The Wind”

New Math

I grew up in the Presbyterian church, in a family of engineers. Here’s what some of the prevailing assumptions were: There’s only one way to do things: the Right Way. The Right Way is hard work. You get what you earn. There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Money doesn’t grow on trees. Life is hard.Continue reading “New Math”

Recommended Reading

When I first began specifically searching out books on the expanded awareness, paranormal, psi, and related subjects, I was turned off. The shelves are stuffed with Do-It-Yourself 10 step, 3 step, truth and magic moments. I had no way of discerning what was good. what was fluff, or what was flat-out junk. If you haveContinue reading “Recommended Reading”

Being Invisible, Space-Time Cloaks, & Consciousness

Physicists know how to make things invisible. When I was about five or six years old, my mom, dad, brother, sister and I played hide and seek at my grandmother’s house in a small town in South Dakota. During one round (the last round!), I hid under my grandmother’s bed, against the wall near theContinue reading “Being Invisible, Space-Time Cloaks, & Consciousness”

Miracles

Two weeks ago I had a vivid reminder of how easy life can be. Months ago I began digging foundations for two culvert rainwater collection tanks. I’ll skip the whining about trying to dig in dirt as hard as concrete … I finally finished the digging, then had to figure out pvc pipe plumbing. That tookContinue reading “Miracles”

Friday the 13th

Phobic fear of Friday the 13th: friggatriskaidekaphobia Phobic fear of the number thirteen: triskaidekaphobia Friday the 13th has generally felt for me like a slit in the seam of time. Since I don’t see an energy reality associated with this, my assumption has been that the power of combined thought composed by a good portionContinue reading “Friday the 13th”