I’m always surprised when I come across my blog here. I just assumed it had disappeared. Anyhow, my main blogging is at http://mysticalmundane.blogspot.com. The site of our spiritual group is http://sparkwithin.org Some sites I visit require a wordpress identity for certain things, so It’s just as well that I keep this one up and going … [Read more…]


>Yep.Being a parent of such a challenging 16 year old might be easier if I actually knew anyone out here. I have these days where the little ones and I go for our walks, and play outside and all is good… and during those times, I don’t mind the fact that I’ve lived in this … [Read more…]

>Imbolc in Eternity

>I was thrilled to make it to the opening ceremonies in Eternity. Eternity is a RP region in Second Life. Currently residing in Tir na Brighid, which is just a stone’s throw (well, a continent) away from Eternity. I can easily make the trek there by foot.I love the region, and the people. Having a … [Read more…]

>Second Life Travels

>Well, I’ve been hanging out in SL alot these days. After the work is done, kids are sleeping, lunches made… I venture off to my virtual home in the metaverse.I am still enjoying my time in Spirit Nations immensely. It is truly a lovely place with lovely people. It is not a role playing sim, but … [Read more…]

>Circling Around the Sun

>I often sing ‘Light is Returning’, the Charlie Murphy song, and I often reflect on:One planet is turning…Circle on her path around the sun… It’s such a marvelous thing really.The way the whole thing works.Yes, there is despair and hate and darkness and other horrible things caused by imbalances within our system. But overall, even … [Read more…]

Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in eight weeks

ScienceDaily (2011-01-21) — Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. A new study is the first to document meditation-produced changes over time in the brain’s grey matter. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110121144007.htm Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in eight weeks