Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
Article by Aaron at Unscripted:
I have been reading, and writing about minimalism for a few years, and it just never gets old. The more I pare back seemingly anything; it just gets better. What gets better? Everything, my mind, body, and my soul. My enjoyment of the most simple things has blossomed, and my appreciation for all things grown prolifically.… (read more).
Article by Shannon E. Williams:
It happens several times a year. A student is struggling in her graduate program. A grade on an assignment or exam has tipped the balance so she comes to my office. She describes difficulty connecting with a professor, failing to engage committee members, or unwelcome feedback on writing projects. Not too far into the conversation, the student discloses what she perceives as the true insult at the heart of the matter.
“But I’m an A student!” …Read more
Article by Mia at The Grizzly Grist Mill:
Speaking truth into someone’s life, especially, someone who is in trouble and may even become dangerous to themselves or someone else, is not being cruel and heartless. Sometimes, it can be a lifesaver!
If I am standing in the street, and a Mack truck is flying down the road, and I am just too sad, too depressed or even too blind to see it, please, someone scream, yell, or run over to me and yank me out of that street!! (Read More).
Poem by River Dixon at The Stories in Between:
I grow tired of the reflection
How it always stares back at me
Like an old friend I’ve watched over the years
Condescending, knowing, judging
Eliciting each imperfection, accentuating
Ensuring I never forget, anything
You tube presentation by David Butler:
We start with a high-level description of the three main components: the galactic center with its black hole, the galactic disk with its spiral arms, and the galactic halo stretching far out in all directions using the European Space Agency spacecraft Gaia’s findings. We also show how full images of the Milky Way can be created from within the galaxy. (Watch video)
Minimalism… I love it. The more uncluttered your life is the better. I’m certainly not there yet. We have done that to a point around our house but still, have plenty of things to go.
Minimalism sure is an interesting concept and something we can all get better at. Especially in this consumerism and social media age where having too much can actually be afflictive where people can develop a sort of nihilism and lose their sense of purpose and meaning.
We tend to save a lot. We gave away 35 trash bags full of things to Goodwill 2 years ago and we never have missed it.
That must have been so good to relieve yourselves of so much clutter. 35 bags is a lot! I’ve never been a hoarder since I’ve been mainly itinerant. When I realised I would stay in Colombia I gave away everything I had in Australia including my car. The only things I get attached to are books, photos and albums. Haha.
When I was a kid my mom and dad were divorced…in my teenage years I moved some and when I became of age I lived with a girlfriend, cousin and sister…anywhere I wanted to stay the night. When I finally settled down…I wanted roots…deep ones lol.