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Category Archives: 2008-2011 (featured on Divine Caroline and NOPNA News)

A Book Worth Your Time…

I found this book (by chance) in the library last month for a research project and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it! Usually these psychological books are chock full of facile overtones but not this one. It’s relatable and unique. It’s also the first book I’ve read where the psychologist / author is clinically depressed—qualified to sincerely empathize with his patients / readers with his own experiences. Considering all the tragic news we have to wake up to each day, it’s comforting to have books like this one supplying tangible tools to deal with these “traumas” more positively.  Side note – the books cover design perfectly compliments the content. Cheers!

 

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9/11—Day Of Remembrance

Accidental Bohemian

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“A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.” -George Orwell

My condolences to all who lost loved ones (for no reason) throughout time. Some people allocate this day or world peace day on 9/21 as a reminder to be the best humanitarian you can be. For me, it’s everyday.

Congratulations to the pioneers/winners below, making the world a better place.
http://tributewtc.org/education/for-teachers/teacher-awards/this-years-award-winners

Special Birthday wishes to my nephew, Michael who was born three hours before the tragedy—my family’s shining light before the fall of darkness.

Health, happiness, and peace,
Little Mountain

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Look Up. (Primary Source)

This reminds me of my commute sometimes… great job, Drew!

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For now, I’ve skipped the cover page for the project as I still need to confirm the title with my Art Teacher and get the go-ahead to do so. So until then, I’ve gone straight for primary source where, with the advice of a fellow class-mate, came to conclusion that the best possible primary source for the topic, is Society itself.

To make it work, I had to find the right subjects. Preferably strangers, completely oblivious to the situation to really get that level of realism into my studies. I wanted to test humanity, I wanted to see how many people’s faces I can count which aren’t directed towards their phones. So to really push the studies’ limits, I went to the capital. Home to the busiest suits and newest workers, yet also home to the vast majority of the teens of today.

And to my delight, the

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The beauty of small things: a voyage into a garden’s microcosm

The beauty of small things: a voyage into a garden’s microcosm

Happy Earth Day 4/20

Jules Verne Times Two

“The more we travel, the bigger the world gets”. Over the last couple of years we have taken advantage of our somewhat vague motto to talk about many different things. Christened during our round-the-world trip, it originally stemmed from our observation that no time in the world would be enough to visit all places worth visiting. After we came back, we realised this to be true even for our own country. Abandoning all hopes of closure, we expanded our definition of travelling to encompass other things we love: time-travelling to long-past history, mind-travelling on the comforts of solitude, soul-travelling with the wonders of friendship. All those wanderings however involved some degree of physical travelling. Not today. Today we won’t go beyond Jules’ parents backyard, in Ponte de Sor.

Over the course of countless weekends, I made a habit of sneaking into Jules’ parents garden to take pictures. Hunching…

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Valentine’s Day Sweet(s) Displays

I hope these LOVEly visuals brighten your day as much as mine. Happy (St.) Valentine’s Day ❤

 

Thursday’s Poem and Tunes…

The Paradoxical Commandments by By Kent M. Keith

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

Currently playing on Little Mountain FM

“Beauty of Grey” & “Mirror Song” ❤ wrenching double-play by Live (Unplugged versions)
“Getchoo” – Weezer
“One Dance” – Drake
“Dear God”- XTC
“Infatuation” – Rod Stewart
“Tired of Being Sorry” – Ringside
“Remedy” – Seether
“Fall to Pieces” – Velvet Revolver
“Fight Song” – Rachel Platten
“Personal Jesus” – Depeche Mode
“Don’t Stop” – Fleetwood Mac
“It’s a Mistake” – Men at Work
“Teenage dream” – Katy Perry
“Yes” – Coldplay
“Fear of a Black Planet” – Public Enemy
“Life on Mars” – David Bowie (VH1 storytellers version)

 

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Monday’s Motivation… Meditation

Accidental Bohemian

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If you’re reluctant to try for any reason, don’t be. Insight Timer (app review below) makes it foolproof and simple to meditate successfully. Download and start reaping benefits now.

http://www.healthybeeps.com/blog/healthy-beeps-blog/post/insight-timer-review

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