Archive for May, 2007

Ten Zen Seconds: An Interview with Eric Maisel

Friday, May 25th, 2007

A couple of months ago I was invited to participate in a “blog tour” interviewing Eric Maisel on his latest book. Since I was offered a copy of the book to review and the opportunity to ask a couple of questions tailored to my interests, I decided to join in. (Who can resist a book?) […]

Read more of "Ten Zen Seconds: An Interview with Eric Maisel"...

Peek Inside

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

I had about 10 seconds to snap just one shot, because the lighthouse was jammed with tourists. It is the inside of a working third-order Fresnel lens at Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Oregon. (More information on the science of the lens can be found at How Stuff Works.)

Read more of "Peek Inside"...

Managing Possessions: Do You Own Things, or Do They Own You?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Liora wrote a post about letting go of certain possessions and at the end, she asked her readers if anyone had ever done a massive unloading of keepsakes and if so, was that decision regretted. An excellent question. My relationship with “stuff” has long been ambivalent. When I was an adolescent, sometimes I received gifts […]

Read more of "Managing Possessions: Do You Own Things, or Do They Own You?"...