Bike Ride at Sunset

I spent the day sleeping and reading, in turns, so at 8 p.m. I decided to get outside for a little while on this gorgeous July day.

The natural choice was a bike ride around the lakes at sunset. As I rode the various paths, a thought came to me: I wasn’t as interested in the path ahead of me as I was in the pleasant scenery around me.

The thought in that instance led to a reflection about life as a whole.

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Baked Salmon Filet

Let it be known that I am not a food blogger. Publishing recipes to my blog is a current experiment in organization. For the longest time, I have had it on my to-do list to organize some kind of personal cookbook, some kind of handy reference to my favorite, repeatable recipes.

That just ain’t happening.

In the spirit of digitalizing my life, i.e. in the spirit of reducing physical clutter, paper clutter, etc., I am going to try to organize my recipes on my blog, which is, after all, a lifestyle blog — and my lifestyle includes eating.

Welcome to the experiment. Welcome to my kitchen.

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A Saturday in the Life

As much as possible these days, I play the game of intuition on the weekends. I have designed a “no plans” lifestyle for myself, which allows for complete freedom of being during my non-work hours. The game of intuition, for me, means acting as instinctively as possible, moment to moment, from basically the moment I leave work on Friday afternoons until going to bed on Sunday evenings.

Today, Saturday, was a slow start. It’s exceptionally warm in my third-floor apartment as I do not own or operate an air conditioner. And, baby!, this summer is shaping up to be a warm one.

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Organized Innocence

Whoever said that everything you need to know in life can be learned in high school English class was onto something.

With a light green pen, age 17, I copied the following information into my class notebook.

innocence: the state of the soul which is represented by the naïve outlook of the child who believes what he is told by his elders, and takes appearance for reality, and the best aspect of things for the whole truth

experience: the state of the soul which is represented by a changed outlook of someone who has undergone some corrupting influence which has influenced the perspective toward negativity. The world is materialistic, poverty-stricken, oppressed, diseased, full of war, and is epitomized by the bad things of modern life

organized innocence: a state of the soul which began in innocence, passes through and assimilates the opposing state of experience, and moves on, by an act of imagination, to a third state where the person has risen above the corruption. He or she is changed but not destroyed and comes to a new understanding or appreciation of the world

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