A few days ago PG&E shut off the power as part of the new fire safety program. The high winds in Northern California was the reason. Power went down around 8:30 pm and didn't come back on until 11:30 am the next day, or fifteen hours. When that happens we lose all of those wonderful … Continue reading Are power shut offs the new normal?
That Scary word Passion - Part 2 In my first post about finding one's passion I examined the difficulty that I was having when defining my passion. The original post was on the forum for the Humor Writing class that I was taking which was lead by Dave Fox. Dave is a professional travel and … Continue reading That Scary Word – Passion (part two)
Today's post by fellow blogger Beth, over at I Didn't Have My Glasses On, reminded me of a post I made a few years ago. At the time I was taking a humor writing course from Dave Fox, on Udemy.com and struggling to define my passion in life. This post is the first part of … Continue reading That Scary Word – Passion
Every morning when I wake up my computer I am greeted to the most amazing slides called NASA Spacescapes. My favorite of these are ones showing galaxies, especially the one known as Deep Field Image showing thousands of galaxies in one image taken by Hubble. The deepest visible/ultraviolet light image of the universe ever taken, … Continue reading Are we alone in the universe?
Sometimes, when the results of one activity become a road-block, it is time for a change of direction. With the great weather drawing me outside and a long list of projects to work on, I am reducing my blogging activity for the summer months. Honestly, it is nice to put effort into activities that give … Continue reading Advice for Struggling Bloggers/Authors
OK, it's time to stop dancing around the issue of whether to use The F-Word in writing or talking. I find the word an accurate expression of the intensity of feeling. With four years in the Navy and almost twenty years in construction, I am no stranger to adding spicy words to my communication. Still, … Continue reading F-Bombs? WTF?
For me, being present at the moment and engaged in living means the difference between observing and taking part. To be imbalanced either way is to miss out on something. If you are only observing, you are trying to enjoy life in a second-hand way. You are not part of what is going on. And … Continue reading Be Present in the Moment, Be Engaged
Amazing, isn't it? A one word New Year’s Resolution that everyone should make, and one that, few people do. Thoughtfulness can be applied daily, in a limitless number of ways. Let’s consider just one. Thoughtfulness towards Seniors. Do you have someone in your family or maybe in your circle of friends that is getting on … Continue reading Thoughtfulness, the Best New Year’s Resolution
Today I discovered just what a great organization WordPress.com is. When I first started this blog through WordPress.com it was on their free plan and I had a site address of richardfarleyauthor.wordpress.com. Not long afterward, I reacted to one of their email ads suggesting I change to the paid plan so that I could have … Continue reading Praise for WordPress.com
Morning Musings 11/17/17 It’s between 4 and 5 am when I get out of bed to start my day. With the pellet stove turned up and the coffee brewing I spend a few minutes checking email accounts. Then it is time for my favorite time of the day. I sit down in front of the … Continue reading Fireside Reflections