http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227131.400-gaias-evil-twin-is-life-its-own-worst-enemy.html?full=true

Interactive graphic: Medean extinctions throughout evolutionary history

THE twin Viking landers that defied the odds to land on Mars in 1976 and 1977 had one primary goal: to find life. To the disappointment of nearly all concerned, the data they sent back was a sharp dash of cold water. The Martian surface was harsh and antibiotic and there was no sign of life.… read more

Tied in Knots
The Journey of Release

When we become overwhelmed and things are not going as planned, it is natural to hold tighter to our goals and try to force things to go our way. In the process, we tie ourselves in knots, tensing our shoulders, jaws, and muscles throughout our bodies. Our mind tells us that this is how to get a firmer grip on a situation that feels out of control, but as we create knots in our bodies we are blocking the flow of our energy, exhausting ourselves by exerting more effort yet accomplishing less.read more

“Never regret.  If it’s good, it’s wonderful.  If it’s bad, it’s experience.”
-Victoria Holt, The Black Opal, 1993

Everything we do, everything we go through, has some purpose for us in our life, and in our growth.  So if we look at it this way, how could we regret anything that happens to us?  It may be terrible at the time, but sometimes it’s those really terrible times that give us the biggest spurts of growth. read more

Although she says she forgives me…

As bad as the rest.. and perhaps, maybe, because I know/knew what they did to me, I was probably worse.. because I knew the pain…

And although I have blocked much of my childhood (including college) from my memories, I know that I was not always a nice person.

No excuses…  my class was horrible as a whole, but even the bits and pieces weren’t great.… read more