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Today is the day. I finally paid the last amount that I owe on my credit cards. Paid in FULL. What a great feeling that is. No more debt. I owe no one, save for monthly rent payments, etc, but no revolving debt whatsoever. This is a huge milestone for me, as I’ve been ‘struggling’ to get back to this place for nearly 20 years. Debt is a choice. We decide, based on our own spending habits. Sure, things happen…

Respite Care: Temporary institutional care of a dependent elderly, ill, or handicapped person, providing relief for their usual caregivers. I first heard of this word when Vera, my ex, and I had considered adoption many moons ago. The child psychologist said that, if we decided to adopt a child with special needs, physical or psychological, that the state would provide respite care. At the time, I had no idea what that was, nor any experience to think that I might…

It’s been a while since I’ve written here, for whatever reason. It’s probably not because I didn’t have much to say, but just that I didn’t say it. Life is good and it continues on. I’m having a great time. I’m listening to another book, a very insightful book, recommended to me by my friend, James. The name of the book is: No More Mr. Nice Guy. No, it’s not subtitled: How to be a jerk in 10 easy lessons…

Interesting. I’ve not written here in a few days, almost two weeks. Part of it, I guess, would be because I’ve been very busy with work. Another, would be because I’ve been digesting, if you will, some readings and audio books on Zen, trying to get a glimpse of what it’s about. The word ‘Zen’ has become almost useless. It’s used in so many products, so many titles of books, etc, that it has lost its meaning. Zen, the Japanese…

I just finished watching a documentary called: Enlighten Up! It was recommend to me by Debra. The premise of the movie: Armed with the belief that yoga can positively transform anyone’s life, documentarian Kate Churchill tracks journalist Nick Rosen’s investigation into the ancient discipline, which launches the yoga cynic on a journey halfway around the world. Searching for the true meaning of yoga, Rosen meets a variety of yogis, devotees and gurus who espouse widely different views on the purpose…

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