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Kate
usually in my ego, but moving steadily toward consciousness
Retired, but not too retiring, a work still in progress
Interests: making my home homey, cooking, reading, photography, blogging, ta'i chi, music (making & appreciating), things spiritual
Recent Activity
https://kevinhester.live/2016/04/24/the-pain-you-feel-is-capitalism-and-the-living-planet-dying/ I read the one above first, and followed the link to the pain-is-capitalism article. Haven't followed the other links yet. https://jackkornfield.com/right-understanding/ This Kornfield article was posted immediately under my 'status' of "I am confounded". I think/believe/? that both of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at KateThoughts
This article was linked on Facebook this morning: “The blues is the truth.” Like all of Jack Kornfield's stuff that I have read, this is excellent and 'right on', as they say. But it brought up for me, that weird... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at KateThoughts
"Thanks for expanding your thought. I can't quite grasp how any of those conditions would require that I relinquish my dignity. Is not the path thru the last moments of leaving this physical plane still the 'same' path, and therefore... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at KateThoughts
The Good The Bad, and the Ugly... The Good: My current pet-sitting clients use the Green Chef home meal service and forgot to cut off the deliveries soon enough, so I inherited 3 meals to use for myself. Yay! Yippee!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at KateThoughts
Not to plagiarize the Beatles. but I almost put this on Facebook... I've considered emigration, but I think it is not currently possible to do so in a cross-species manner. I'm thinking maybe it would be better to be a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at KateThoughts
Facebook asks you that when you open your page. I started to tell 'them', but then I realized it was Facebook. I'm winding up my 70th year. Feeling pretty good about it. Much has changed in me and in my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2017 at KateThoughts
I came over to Typepad today to downgrade this account to the basic free one, since I rarely write anymore, only to find that there IS NO free one, and I've been grandfathered (grandmothered?) in at $4.95. Cheapest rate as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at KateThoughts
So much has changed since I last came here to type some stuff. Joel's dead. Maxie's dead. Bearly went to live with the in-laws (sort of). The In-laws (aka best friends) are just barely past the crisis point of their... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at KateThoughts
The Buddhists would have me accept suffering as a fact of this physical life, and then have me rise above it (without the arrogance of that phrase ), and meditate my way to a happy and calm center from which... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at KateThoughts
It's true there is plenty of drama (if you like it like I seem to) in our lives these couple of years. But the things that are happening to us and to our bodies are less about the years and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at KateThoughts
The new word is Ferangstall. It is Ferocious. and Ferociousness ......and.......Angst ...................and............Anger ..................................and.........Stalling(? yes, probably..) .................................................and........................................Drama... certainly... And All Mine. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And the toothaches subsided, and then came back like a bad habit. This morning, I had two teeth removed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at KateThoughts
Kate is now following Laura Young
Jun 10, 2015
...Joel just told me on the phone that she trusts only the professionals; I am not to instruct. She says she remembers the sessions when all three were there: Joel - PT or OT - Me; but she denies that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at KateThoughts
I LOVE this shit. The 'angst' and all... need a name for it.. Maybe Angstall... open to suggestions. :) anyway... It's dramatic; intense; emotional... things I love...had to take a few years of Holotropic Breathwork to get the emotion OUT,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at KateThoughts
I'm in one of those pissy moods right now. You know, where I want to crawl up into someone's lap and suck my thumb and hear, "there there, dear, it will be alright, you were such a good girl. But,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at KateThoughts
Don't come. Two have wanted to: one to drive down from Sedona (found out who ratted us out), then the one who wanted to 'come by for her Kate/Joel fix' on the way from Austin to Colorado. Just a tad... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at KateThoughts
This trip is very little like I expected and exactly like I expected and I'm missing/running from part of the trip...maybe. I just read the last couple of posts while I had breakfast - scrambled eggs and cheese. I've got... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at KateThoughts
City driving has been a stressor up until now... I qualify that on purpose! I'm not used to it. Blessedly, Phoenix is laid out in a grid and has THE most wonderful streets and freeways I've ever driven - not... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2015 at KateThoughts
Turns out it's about my heart...not exactly. But my experience here is much different than I expected (notice the word) and much more .. I'm actually quite happy, and enjoying myself in several ways. NOTE: Remembering one's hard-soled tai chi... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at KateThoughts
Good Morning, World! I'm glad I stayed for the game. Today, though the physical sky is cloudy and dripping lovely rain, my eternal/internal sky is glowing and golden. Thank you to all my Buddhas. Yesterday was a toughie, I will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at KateThoughts
I just read the last post I wrote...almost a year ago. I'm here today only because I'm bored with waiting for a phone call and too eager for it to just leave the house. I'll just ramble on a bit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at KateThoughts
Thanks, Laura...as usual. :) A voice with some clarity is a wonderful thing. And I like the implied distinction between rethinking and second thinking. I talked to my sifu a little about developing discipline. His thoughts include really questioning & coming to understand WHY I want to meditate and practice Tai Chi. Struck me as valuable questions I've never quite considered. The answers seem to be coming in layers and that seems appropriate. We'll see... I just keep walking. I do know that my expectations for myself are very high, and perhaps, just a tad unrealistic. I am happy, really, with the questions; means the walk is continuing... :) Thanks.
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2014 on I'm Baaaackkk....again... :) at KateThoughts
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I've been missing this place for the last many weeks...while at the same time, feeling like I'm the last person who should be talking in public. (not that this site is very public) But there are many new thoughts, ideas,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at KateThoughts
Of course, that sort of depends on what you count, really, because we've had three weddings. Twenty years ago was the first one. In Chicago. I was 46 and hadn't a clue. :) Just for the record, our LEGAL anniversary... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at KateThoughts
My Color is RED, again according to a (highly scientific) Facebook quiz: "You seem to thrive off of your own internal energy source and give off your own heat. If there's work to be done or a problem to get solved, you are the superhero that your friends rely on. Your friends wonder if you ever sleep." I wanted it to be green or... I DO give off some heat now & then, but I think I'm just pissed off! :)
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