Thursday, April 17, 2014
beingblog:

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
~Rumi, as quoted in Parker Palmer’s reflection on hospitality and welcoming the unexpected visitor.

Parker speaks …

beingblog:

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

~Rumi, as quoted in Parker Palmer’s reflection on hospitality and welcoming the unexpected visitor.

Parker speaks …

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
theantidote:

“People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they’ll go to any length to live longer. But don’t think that’s the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you’re going to while away the years, it’s far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive than in a fog, and I believe running helps you to do that. Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running, and a metaphor for life — and for me, for writing as whole. I believe many runners would agree” 
 ― Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
(via vintageanchorbooks:)

The same is true of cycling. I prefer cycling since it too allows you to go greater distances and to places, adding to the “journey.”

theantidote:

“People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they’ll go to any length to live longer. But don’t think that’s the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you’re going to while away the years, it’s far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive than in a fog, and I believe running helps you to do that. Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running, and a metaphor for life — and for me, for writing as whole. I believe many runners would agree” 

― Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

(via vintageanchorbooks:)

The same is true of cycling. I prefer cycling since it too allows you to go greater distances and to places, adding to the “journey.”

Monday, April 14, 2014
middleland:

hose house #5 by dpietzuch on Flickr.
somafab:

Soma Stanyan. Atop a snowy Belford moor.

All-weather

somafab:

Soma Stanyan. Atop a snowy Belford moor.

All-weather

Saturday, April 12, 2014
lurveyblog:

lurveyblog:

Tumblr Giveaway!
I’ve had these unused Chrome goodies kicking around for a while, I thought I’d pass them along to fellow rad tumblr-folks. Three people will be picked at random to get one of the following:
Citizen Messenger Bag
Hip Pouch
Cellphone Case
Rules are:
Reblog this post and follow this blog.
Must be from USA (because of shipping costs)
Have your ask button open so I can contact you.
Ends June 30th. Rad!-Lurvey 

Omg stop reblogging this. It’s from 2013 LOL

Good luck!

lurveyblog:

lurveyblog:

Tumblr Giveaway!

I’ve had these unused Chrome goodies kicking around for a while, I thought I’d pass them along to fellow rad tumblr-folks. Three people will be picked at random to get one of the following:

  • Citizen Messenger Bag
  • Hip Pouch
  • Cellphone Case

Rules are:

  • Reblog this post and follow this blog.
  • Must be from USA (because of shipping costs)
  • Have your ask button open so I can contact you.

Ends June 30th. Rad!
-Lurvey 

Omg stop reblogging this. It’s from 2013 LOL

Good luck!

middleland:

untitled by dpietzuch on Flickr.
Via Flickr:View On Black

My hometown

middleland:

untitled by dpietzuch on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
View On Black

My hometown

Thursday, April 10, 2014

theantidote:

The Floyd Leg by Kyle Hoff and Alex O’Dell

The Floyd Leg is a tool that gives you the framework to take ownership of your furniture.  It rethinks the table leg by combining an age old device—the clamp—with a clean, minimal design allowing you to take any flat surface and create a table.
The Legs emerged from a personal need and curiosity of mine three years ago. I was living a rather nomadic lifestyle with work and school taking me to different cities. In each new place, I found myself buying (and ultimately) discarding furniture.  I was looking for a work desk that was easy to pack up and move around with. In addition, I wanted something that was beautiful (don’t we all?).
It occurred to me that if I built a set of legs with a minimal and functional design, any surface material could be changed out; simply pack up the legs and then find a flat work surface in the next city. It wouldn’t require any building knowledge and only a few minutes to set up. Searching out material palettes would be an interesting and low-cost endeavor. It was sustainable because no alterations to the surfaces were being made. Thus, the legs were born. 

(via worclip:)

Friday, April 4, 2014
Argument with someone else is a rhetoric. Argument with yourself is poetry.

William Butler Yeats

(via literarymiscellany)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The vital relationship of enjoyment and death and the corresponding commendations in Qohelet affirm an egalitarian sort of ethos that is best described as grass roots in nature (internal good that spreads).


‘What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless. A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil.’ (Ecclesiastes 2.22-24a)

http://gentlecynic.blogspot.com/2014/03/brief-musings-from-qohelet-wealth-and.html
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Newest (western) section of Stone Spring Rd (with bike lanes), Harrisonburg, VA - facing north,north east toward JMU (center) and Massanutten Mt. range

Newest (western) section of Stone Spring Rd (with bike lanes), Harrisonburg, VA - facing north,north east toward JMU (center) and Massanutten Mt. range