Wisdom Hasn’t Made Me Smarter

Filed Under All Posts, Carine Fabius | 9 Comments

Untitled by Edouard Duval-Carrie

Untitled by Edouard Duval-Carrie

I’m 52, so by all rights I should be wise, right?  I thought wisdom came with the growing old package, right alongside gracefully.  But something got messed up on my order form, because it turns out the gracefully part is a day-to-day challenge that gets harder, not easier, as time goes by!

And, for some reason, I thought by now I would have figured out the answer to the question that’s been nagging at me for years. Are human beings violent by nature, or is our essence the stuff of love?  In other words, if love (aka God) is what we are under this physical shell—which is what I believe in my heart and is my experience when I go deep in meditation—then, why, as a friend put it the other day, are people so mean to each other?  Why have humans been killing each other with gusto since the dawn of time?  Read more

“Won’t You Let Me Take You on a Sea Cruise?”

Filed Under All Posts, Connie Stetson, Travel | 6 Comments

The Manhattan restaurant aboard the Celebrity Mercury

The Manhattan restaurant aboard the Celebrity Mercury

“Won’t You Let Me Take You on a Sea Cruise?” or Woo-ee, Baby (Frankie Ford, 1959)

Pa and I just got back from our first sea cruise aboard the Celebrity Mercury and, in fact, 1959 seems to have been a banner year for most of the folks on board. I’m guessing that out of 1800 people, maybe 100 were my age or younger, and I’m 57. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. The geriatric set out-partied my young ass, and I’m no slouch in the party-hearty department.

Two weeks before we left, I got a call from our great travel pals, Joe and Ingrid, telling us to go online right now, where we found a $699 two-week trip leaving from Ft Lauderdale through the Panama Canal, taking in Cartagena, Columbia, Punta Arenas, Costa Rica, and then up the Pacific coast of Mexico to San Diego. An hour later we were booked. Read more

Long May You Dance

Filed Under All Posts, Christie Healey, Travel | 4 Comments

Matt Harding’s videos of himself dancing all over the world make you want to jump up and dance… in your office, in the street, in your home, anywhere. Matt started doing these videos in 2005, but my favourite is the 2008 video, which has people everywhere wildly joining in with him. It’s priceless and so very happy-making. Thanks, Matt, you are one big goofy fab trip, long may you dance. The website www.wherethehellismatt.com tells you all about it.

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