Wednesday, June 27, 2007

spy guy

i watched the movie "Breach" last night with my son (who fell asleep within the first 20 minutes). chris cooper is magnificent as the creepy but oh-so-devout and 'upright' spy Robert Hanssen, convicted of espionage in mid-2001. he is currently serving a life sentence and, according to the factoids scrolled after the end of the movie, spends 23 hours a day in solitary confinement.

i got fascinated by the story of this man--i know, he was arrested over 6 years ago, but i'm a little behind the curve as far as current events goes--and have been perusing the Net all morning. there is a lot of information about him available, and i'm drawn in by my morbid curiosity about what would twist someone's mind so decisively and deviantly.

incidently, he was (still is?--interesting question!) a member of Opus Dei. click on that for some interesting reading.

men of 'G-d'; men of power, money, control, and mental instability.

men who are running this beautiful earth right into the 'End Times.'

me, i'm rooting for the airy-fairy, dirt-worshipping tree-huggers myself.


hey--got a minute? go here, and read about "firing the grid" on 17 July. send the link to your friends if you feel so inclined.

i'll be in sedona that tuesday, and be happy to sit in meditation for an hour. might not get past the hotel room balcony, but it could happen....

Monday, June 18, 2007

my note from the Universe this morning

Did you know, Taza, that your primitive little computer already has about 672 powerful options, shortcuts, and functions you don't even know about that could make your life simpler, happier and zippier with just a few clicks?


And did you know that the Universe has about 672 giga-trillion powerful options, shortcuts, and functions; friends, allies, and confidants; secrets, solutions, and answers; ideas, inventions, and dimensions; angels, wizards, and fairies; engineers, strategists, and specialists; plotters, planners, and diagrammers; nooks, crannies, and hideouts; games, adventures, and thrills; stories, legends, and fables; flavors, scents, and melodies; pleasures, pleasantries, and passions; eurekas, cowabungas, and yeehaas you don't even know about that could make your life simpler, happier, and zippier with just a little visualizing?

Yeah, cooler.

You can start now.

The Universe


thanks to Kath for this, many moons ago! i signed up for my very own Notes and you can too, by clicking HERE.

Sunday, June 17, 2007


think this guy could use a drink?


this is the beginning of a movie i watched the other night, Deep Blue, about life underwater.

there was a nice segue from land to sea involving a giant flock of albatross, who not only dive to hunt for fish, but actually flap underwater as well--who knew?

at any rate, you can see that Sam was mighty interested in this part of the action.

but he slept through the orcas.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

3 is my lucky number

There's a 33% Chance That You Need Therapy

You may need therapy, but you're probably doing okay at working out your own problems.
In general, you are able to solve any troubles that come up. But there's no harm in talking to a professional.
Do You Need Therapy?

Thanks to Tara Dharma for this one!

Sunday, June 10, 2007 cream

i used to buy the doggy ice cream (Frosty Paws), which is non-dairy and non-sugar. this year it costs 3.79 for a 4-pack.

real dairy and sugar ice cream is 2.50 for a 12-pack....and they love it....but who doesn't?

ok, actually, a diabetic vegan would find nothing at all to love about regular old ice cream....


meanwhile, sundays in tucson are still all about the sweat lodge, even as hot as it's been. there's a much smaller crowd, since many folks leave town for the summers--and others think that those of us who go into a sweat lodge when we *already* live in an oven are CMI.

but the pool is sweet and cool, and the heat of the sweat actually makes it easier to tolerate the temps in town. it's the best!


sweetie and i are singing the long-distance-love-affair blues--both of us are too stressed financially to afford a ticket. plus nowadays he'd have to buy two tickets, unless he left young son with grandma.

anybody out there have a bunch of frequent-flyer miles they would like to donate to me before they expire (the miles, that is)?

it's hard to know exactly what's going to happen here, since neither one of us is inclined to move. i know, it'd be easier for me to move than for him. i'm not convinced that it's the right decision.

it's hard to know what would convince me that it *is* the right decision.

meeting young son would help, i'm sure. so that means a visit, before i pull stakes and relocate.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

ho hum heat!

let the swelter begin!

our temps are topping out in the low 100's of late. nighttimes we drop *sometimes* into the upper 60's--but as the day's heat increases, night's cool is warmer and later in coming.

however, the dawn hour is always sweet, cool, and fresh....just gotta keep getting up earlier to catch it! if we laze around past 6:45 nowadays it's just going to be too hot to go to the riverbed for our morning walk.

my ramada is complete and quite amazing. my son spent many dollars, and many hours, and much sweat and cursing, in the hot sun, to provide me with deluxe shade on the west side of my house. it's making a difference!

i'll take some photos of it later on and post them....his first ownself-designed-and-built project!

i'm cheering up too. i've started swimming a little more often, which is always good for the body (if not the hair) and soul. i've also started being more available to my circle of friends for dinner, lunch, etc.

seems to me that i've spent the last year or two waiting for the phone to ring. now that sweetie is busier in his life, i feel that i can be busier in mine too. and my life has a lot of free time now, so summer socializing is a natural.


Friday, June 01, 2007

what a surprise! (yeah, right!)

You Are More Yang