Chattering Mind
January 2007 Archives

If your hands, arms, and shoulders ache from long hours at the computer, you might glean good information by reading Ergoblog, a well-executed site that reviews the latest keyboards and desk chairs, and discusses the possible relationship between stress injuries …Read More

This Friday, February 2nd is Candlemas, the Roman Catholic “Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord,” when priests bless candles before the Mass. O holy Lord, almighty Father, eternal God…thou hast commanded the bees to produce this liquid of wax …Read More

Light and fire seems to be today’s themes. On Thursday evening, the Eiffel Tower’s 20,000 bulbs will go dark for five minutes. Environmental activists have arranged the micro blackout to coincide with the release of a major report–which some predict …Read More

Yesterday’s blog post about John Mayer’s hit song “Waiting for the World to Change” inspired a great conversation on how it currently feels to be stuck with the world as it is (most obviously stuck with the Iraq War). Reader …Read More

CM reader Lilit Marcus mentioned the Michael Jackson song “Man in the Mirror” as the musical antidote to “Waiting for the World to Change.”(The Jackson link I’ve given you here gets particularly terrific when the gospel choir walks out …Read More

Here’s an astrological view of the coming months and years from astrologer Shelley Ackerman, excerpted from an article about Pluto’s busy travels through our universe’s “Galactic Center.” This makes interesting reading even if you don’t give a flip about astrology. …Read More

I was shopping at a budget clothing store this past weekend when the song “Waiting for the World to Change” came over the loud speakers. As if on cue, every aproned clerk in the place started mournfully singing along as …Read More

Barbaro died today. Here’s a lovely tribute to the race horse that struggled with a debilitating injury and inspired so many.

I am comforted by words. I like having them around me. And I’ve always wanted to paint or stencil inspirational quotes in certain choice nooks of my home. But with the demise of rub-on press type, this hasn’t been possible… …Read More

<img style="float:right; margin:0 0 10px 10px;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 100px;” src=”// ” border=”0″ alt=”” />I found this link to “Sobriety Stone” jewelry online today, and think it’s a wonderful idea. On the site, you’ll also find this lovely story of one customer’s …Read More