20 Ways to Be More Positive

There is a lot of negativity these days. With a rise in the Omicron variation of Covid, people around the world are naturally concerned that life could grind to a halt. But protections from the omicron Covid are the same ones we all have lived with for so many months already. Do not succumb to …

On Einstein’s Theory of Happiness

A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest. – Albert Einstein Back in 1922, Albert Einstein was giving a series of lectures in Japan. He had just been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in November, 1921. While staying at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, a …

Accepting Impermanence

Poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. – Leonardo da Vinci I am creating an entirely new type of poetry. Poetry illuminates my life with tints of stardust. I hope you enjoy my new genre of poetry. There’s more to come. Poem 01 [Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to …

FUD – Fear Uncertainty and Doubt

Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty. – Jacob Bronowski Human history can be measured according to technological advances: Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age; or revolutions: Industrial, Computer, Information. The world has entered a new Age – the Crypto Age. And the revolution began with the It from the Bitcoin. The …

Express Gratitude and Grace

Throughout this life, you can never be certain of living long enough to take another breath. – Zen Master HuangBo This is my Four Hundredth Post – 400!!! I started this blog to rekindle long-smoldering artful fires, and to hurl positive thunderbolts into the gaping void of antagonism and mistrust roiling the world. We all …

The Sense of Wonder

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. – Emerson Wonders abound in the day-to-day world. We only need to untangle ourselves from the biases and illusions binding our senses to realize the small miracles around us. Creative people know the feeling when the veils drop away and you embrace …

The Divine Madness of Crypto

Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience. – P.T Barnum Divine madness, also known as crazy wisdom, is a type of mania – a manifestation of a transcendent enlightenment. Although most often related to spiritual practices divine madness is a form of purposeful activity by aware individuals incorporating …

The Flowers of Autumn

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus The magic of autumn has filled the air with golden ripeness. The shortened days and chilling winds add a pleasing crispness to life. All around, Nature paints the scenery with exuberant sparks from a blazing palette. The seeds of spring have …

Creating Yourself Anew

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw Where are you from? This is one of the first things people ask when they try to get to know one another. But this simple question can be one of the most difficult to answer. I read an interesting article the …

Happy Birthday Bitcoin

Money often costs too much. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Bitcoin is now a teenager. Happy 13th Birthday Bitcoin!!! On 31 October, 2008 Bitcoin’s anonymous creator(s) Satoshi Nakamoto posted Bitcoin’s genesis foundational white paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. What is needed is an electronic payment system based on cryptographic proof instead of trust. …