Mayan Spirit or Nahual/Nawal

The “thoughts” on these pages are mostly my own, except where they’re not and I’ve credited my source.

It’s that wonderful time of the year, except…

People teach us a lot, usually in spite of themselves. No matter how hard I try, I can’t forget my department store days. [Tis the season to talk about holidays and holiday customers.

Why do we laugh at newspaper hoarders and admire money hoarders? #hoarding  #money

Why do we laugh at paper hoarders and admire money hoarders? by JP Maney (jpmaney)

Angry Voters – grown older, not up.

How do you fight fires set by firemen? by JP Maney (jpmaney)

Peter Pan’s evil twin won’t grow up, either

Peter Pan’s evil twin won’t grow up, either

Cocoons have burst. And it aint butterflies taking flight.

From here, they look a lot more like wasps and hornets. Years ago, marketers used the term “cocooning” to describe how technology and increased socie.

Is Bigger Better?

Bigger is better. We’ve heard it over and over, ad nauseum. It’s a child’s perspective. We learned it as kids, when everyone who knew more than us, ever.

Too big? You’ve failed.

I’ve lost track of the people who’ve asked me, “How big is Cork?” While I realize they’re just being polite, and maybe even interested, about my life, I.

Which tribe gives you power?

We’re all tribal, usually multi-tribal. Each of our tribes satisfies a need – for security, for personal warmth, for a sense of being part of something .

Goldilocks and the Irish bankers

For years I’ve been coming to Ireland on a cash basis – changing dollars to punts or euros.

A home may not be a house.

I’m settled in [sort of]. Cork is now officially, legally and in most other ways, my home. I’ve signed a lease, have an address – and have.

If you believe the headlines…

There’s a healthcare crisis in Ireland. The good news is that the bad news – about hospitals, housing, the economy and more – is all over the media.

All My World’s a Stage

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Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lug.

There’s a particular species inhabiting European bus and train stations. I first noticed it way back when I first hit the travelers trail many many year.

I came upon a child of god

During my last trip to the US I was searching for a non-rightwing talk, non-gospel radio station while driving through the mountains. The terrain made s.