The titanium glint caught my eye as the heart shaped pendant swung eerily back and forth. It was all that was there on the lever. There was something alive about the seemingly dead cold hunk of metal. It was a bit mangled and notches were etched deep. This had been through a battle. Knowing better than to touch anything unknown, I grabbed it and instantly was transported to another time and space.
Whatever it Takes Dolphin Run
I can’t promise this is the best dolphin in the wild picture ever but it might just be the most real. I did crop out the guys arm and zoom in on this momma and baby playing. It was the journey getting to this pixilated dream come true that is most amazing. I am afraid my camera skills are lacking to capture the true intensity of this sheer joy moment. Like any great story it has a beginning, the hook, beautiful blondes in the middle, and the ending (all be it a bit non climatic in this case). Most often I have found true peace of mind and soul to be this way as well. You think you are hunting for some pie in the sky high and there it is on any given regular Sunday morning worship service.
This cute little lady lives outside on my deck. Crabby Gabby and I have an agreement. I do not spray harsh chemicals, knock down her web, or kill her and she does not come inside or get on my bike. She teaches me like the spider Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web to suspend my arachnophobia induced tendencies of violence. I let her sit in a beautiful spot spin her web and eat bugs. It is nice. She is a lot cuter and less menacing then say a wolf spider, brown recluse, or black widow.
From Beginners to Veterans, Ride the Conservation Wave
Back in 1970, Gary Anderson won a logo contest and for the past half century the Mobis Workflow arrows have been synonymous with recycling and conservation (Reduce, Recycle, Reuse). The first thing anyone should do is get one of these plastic cans or something with this symbol and put it in the kitchen, bathroom, and where ever you will see it. It's easy relatively inexpensive and will get the ball rolling. You will start to make small changes that will add up in the long run to save our water and our land. It helps me every day. This jogs my awareness for how much waste I am personally responsible for creating. It is an awesome way to start. Thank you Mr. Anderson for kick starting the revolution of consciousness and conservation habits.
It seems to always be the most non-descript places that are the best. This emerald in the rough is a slice of the best things from Earth. When a restaurant becomes a local hangout in a tourist town, you know they have it going on. The Café on Southard is hands down my favorite restaurant in all Key West. It is not the most expensive nor the most marketed. Yet, they do so many things the best way.
Seven Songs to Heaven
Starting with a clear beginning and keeping a structure to meditation is critical for success. The time is not just wasted but used to the fullest capacity to reset and relieve conscious and subconscious mind. Everything has a time place and flow that will make meditation less cumbersome and more like a mix between fun, fantasy, and the most serious work a person can embark on in this lifetime.
When Mentalism Intersects with Relative Reality
When Mentalism Intersects Relative Reality All over Key West and other places in the continental United States there are monuments to Ernest Hemmingway. You know, the Noble Peace prize winner for his collection of literary work and the Pulitzer price winner for Old Man and the Sea. Big pimping Papa from Cuba all the way to hunting aficionado, the God of fishing seas in the keys, the myth the legend aka Ernest Hemmingway. The big burly over-bearing macho machine of masculine entitlement to be highly celebrated, praised, and least we do not forget marketed. After three months of being immersed in his books, tour guides who would debate his life, and bathed in the energy of the room directly below his writing studio this is the takeaway: without the women in his life Ernest would not have had the financial support to take the trips he wrote about and became so successful for and he was ahead of his time for putting to use the second Hermetic Principle, of Mentalism.
The Joy of Appreciation
It was a mixture of curiosity and an electromagnetic pull that brought me over to the unassuming black book. It was out of place on a small wire display stand, like you would see on a bookshelf, in the middle of the crush and run parking lot. Picking it up and turning it over, the only interruption in the smooth matte finish, was the word MoleSkine embossed in the middle of the bottom on the back cover. Sliding the elastic band back a shimmer emitted from the elastic and my eyes rested on a page that simply said: