Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wise Words from Buddha

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”


Monday, January 23, 2012

Now Reading

My son insists, every time I finish one of the tomes in George R. R. Martin's series, that I immediately start the next. He has slipped STORM OF SWORDS onto my night table, so here I go again, back into the fascinating world of kings and knaves, swords and sinister secrets.

But I am ALSO reading Tom Knox's fascinating (and often sobering) mystery set in Laos, which calls back the atrocities perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge.

Both books make for edge-of-the-seat reading!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Problem with Choices

I have three new books on my side table.

I have three new downloads on my Kindle.

I have five friends waiting to play "Words with Friends" on Facebook.

I have two writing projects waiting for me to work on them.

I have family members who would like me to visit.

I have an empty refrigerator.

I have two videos from Netflix that have just been sitting there, making my monthly subscription fee seem unnecessary.

I have a husband and two sons with similar dilemmas.

I have this blog, on which I like to post things.

Life is rich and full, thanks in part to technology, but sometimes I wish there weren't so many options.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Now Reading

Thomas Caplan's novel THE SPY WHO JUMPED OFF THE SCREEN is an intriguing story so far; I don't always read thrillers, but I thought the idea of an actor-turned spy was rather novel. Caplan attended Georgetown University with Bill Clinton, and in fact Clinton wrote the forward to this book.

Caplan's hero, Ty Hunter, seemingly has every ability needed for a top-notch spy (think Jason Bourne) and things are about to get nerve-wracking.

Back to my reading . . . .

Sunday, January 08, 2012

The Value of Today

"Do not dwell in the past
Do not dream of the future
Concentrate the mind on the present moment."


(photo: Lake Michigan at sunset, spring 2011).