First Post Challenge. It has Begun…

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Thank you to ThumbsUp for nominating me.  This one is pretty easy.

Here are the rules:

Copy-paste, link, pingback or whatever way you want to, your first post.

State what type of post that was. E.G. Introduction, Story, Poem

Explain why that was your first post.

Nominate 5 other bloggers.

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Here is my first post:

Hello world!

Namaste! to All.  My name is Scott.  This blog will be dedicated to spreading the news that, in the words of Alanis Morrisette, “Everything’s gonna be fine fine fine.”

I am a deeply spiritual person and want to share my stories, my travels, my life, and my truths (those being what are true for me).  In return, I hope to help you share your thoughts, questions, fears, worries, and concerns over all things affecting our spirits and emotions here on Earth.

This is not a “religious” blog.  My definition of “spiritual” is that which constitutes your life in terms of your truths on God, love, and the way things work at this time for you.

Our truths change constantly.  They must or we would become stagnant and we would cease our spiritual growth.  You are on a path.  Where that leads and what becomes of you on the way is up to you.  My hope is that by sharing all of our collective thoughts, feelings, and concerns about our “truths” we may grow more quickly and lovingly on this trek.

I look forward to sharing with you.  I will post my thoughts and truths on several different areas of life to help us all begin our conversations in the hopes that our community may grow and work together so that all people may become more loving and less fearfull.

Scott

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This was an introductory post.  It was fairly short and to the point, something I am not always so inclined to anymore :-)  There were 46 comments.  I believe that is still my record.  It was new and all my friends and family around here jumped on to comment.  Sadly, most (basically all) no longer read it much and, certainly don’t comment.  It’s okay.  I have over 1,000 followers and for the vast majority to be people who have simply read my blog and liked it enough to follow – that’s great!  It’s what I really wanted out of a blog.

The reason for this blog at all is that I wanted to connect with others who held similar believes to mine as concerns faith and spiritualism.  I could not really talk about it at all with people around me at the time.  They wouldn’t understand and I didn’t want to fight, I wanted to talk, discuss, move forward.  Since that couldn’t be done here at home well, I pushed my thoughts out to the blogging community.  Now, to have reached well over 100 countries, 9,000 comments and over 35,000 views, makes me pretty darn happy and proud.  I know that’s not a record or anything, but it is something to me.  I have succeeded and written pretty consistently for a long time now (over 4 years, I believe).

This is my 861st blog post.  Not a record either, but impressive, at least, to me.

Thank you for all who have viewed, contributed, or in some small way given me that “keep going” feeling.  I have needed it at times.

I would like to nominate the following for the award:

1) Onlybadchi

2) Mollie Player

3) Aghostdancer 

4)  Laura Macky

5)  Princess Kick-Ass

You can join in if you choose to.  It’s not the thing for some (But I hope you do).

Namaste,

Scott

 

 

 

Alien Life – What Might It be Like?

This is a great video (1.5-2hrs) from Youtube.  I showed this to one of my classes (several, actually) and showed it again the next year because it was so much fun to watch.  I invite you to join me and watch this combination of science and speculative fiction as we travel to an alien world and learn about it.

Namaste,

Scott

Just a Touch of … Fear?

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Well, this has turned out to be a scary week at the end (beginning, too, since today is Sunday).  I have spoken many times of my stroke and of the good and bad things that seemed to have come of it.  I still believe it is more of a Godsend than anything else.  There are simply too many joys to be happy about than bad things to worry about.

However, here is a small worry (bigger if you are me).  I last posted on Thursday.  I don’t remember  (could look, I guess) whether I did it Wednesday night and posted Thursday or did it Thursday and posted then.  Regardless, several things have happened since then to worry me a bit.

First off, in checking my email on Saturday, I was surprised to find over 300 emails waiting for me.  Now, depending on the time of day, I can have a bit over 200, normally about 180.  These are mostly posts from all the blogs I follow.  I select and choose and delete down to a decent number each day.  It’s a schedule and I like it.  However, having 300+ emails means I missed a day, possibly two.

When I say “missed”, I mean “lost”.   See, I compress (for want of a better word) time since the stroke.  This means that I have time pass (sometimes days) and I may not think about it having passed.  However, usually, I can, at least, remember the days.  I remember thinking “It’s Thursday”,”It’s Friday” and “It’s Saturday”, however, what I did is a bit fuzzy (esp. Friday) and, apparently, I didn’t check my email on either Thursday, Friday, or both.  Thursday is the most lost in my mind, Friday right behind. That makes sense, but worries me.  Normally, I can think back and put it together; this time I simply can’t without looking at other things like receipts or talking to people.

This isn’t Alzheimer or some such.  I really don’t think I am getting worse.  I did not sleep well on Thursday or Friday.  That really tends to mess with my mind.  I was told that lack of sleep will intensify some of my problems, memory being one.

The real problem is the entire thing simply unnerves me a bit.  I check my email every day with enthusiasm.  I have reminders to do these tasks and I have a set morning routine.  I remember vaguely upsetting this routine, not with emails, but something else I normally check.  I suppose this could have led to the downfall of my schedule and the reasons I “lost time”.

Anyway, does anyone out there have these types of problems?  How do you cope?  How do you handle it once it happens?

Namaste,

Scott

Why do We Think We Might Be Alone?

I am sure you have wondered at least once if we are alone in this universe, or you have wondered if we are not, where are the aliens?

This funny, quirky film does a decent job of answering that question (or questions, depending on how you view it).

Namaste,

Scott

Is that You?!!!

I didn’t even know this was going on!  It actually makes me angry that they can do this right now and I have no say.

Facial Recognition Software Privacy Talk

Namaste,

Scott

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