Good stuff happening at my day job

I love these mountains. I love the world we live in. I’m glad I can do good and in some ways integrate my passion for nature with my work-a-day world.

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Sky and Miles

Today my brain just shut down. I could barely think at all. Still can barely think. I got through the day on sheer willpower.

I went to Dara Thai for lunch and there was a group of about 10 senior citizens sitting at a table saying things like, “This place isn’t American . . . She kept asking me what kind of meat I want with my noodles, the description doesn’t say anything about meat . . . Why would I want to annoy myself by watching the DNC? . . . Sometimes I think the Lord gets confused, people pray for the sun to shine while some people pray for rain – just too many people praying at the same time . . . Can we have these all on separate checks?”

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Sun Faded and Glowing

The kids are back.

Flagstaff went from a quiet slow moving town to a giant traffic jam in one day.

NAU has officially begun classes. The wind picked up and it was a little chilly, too. Autumn is coming.

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Beauty and the “What is Sustainability?” Question

Plato said the only real thing in the universe is Beauty. The far-eastern Vedics said the only real thing in the Universe is Brahma, and that all else is Maya, or illusion. They are talking about the bliss of realizing we are One with everything, of experiencing such completeness that we lose our Selves. It is as if the body becomes a string that sets to humming as it resonates with the vibration of life. Beauty is relational. The relationship is based on harmony that brings about a loss of ego – moments of just “be”-ing are “be”-autiful. The experience of beauty extends beyond the self and out into the world, as well as arising from the cosmos to the self (and the rest of the world).

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Fun Spot at the Library

From NAU I’m wearing my favorite socks and dressy shoes. Sometimes work is fun! Photo by Steven Toya.

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Letter I wrote for my Master’s Application

We live in exciting times. With so much change happening in our country and our world politically, economically, and ecologically most of us need to reinvent the ways in which we view the world and live our lives. For many, it is a frightening time, but it is also a time of opportunity.

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