Daily #22: Don’t Label Me, Man!

We all like labels. They make things more convenient, and they make communication possible. Take chairs. It may be odd, but chairs are among my favorite things. I like going to furniture stores only because I can sit in different chairs. And this is where labels are helpful. There are a lot of different kinds of chairs. Rocking chairs, recliners, …

Dying Daily #18: Embracing Fate

  “My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it… but love it.” Friedrich Nietzsche   One guess where I am writing this from. Nope, not the mountains. Still in Lubbock. Texas. Where …

Dying Daily # 17: Selfishness

This daily blogging thing has an odd secondary effect where I often get to the end of a piece and realize I feel better, or that I’ve worked something out for myself. Maybe this whole project is just me telling myself to shape up. I wonder if I will develop the oppositional streak I have toward other people telling me …

Dying Daily #16: aWareness Wednesday

Man, I just blew right through what was supposed to be a thing with Mindful Monday. Not very mindful of me. We’ll do aWareness Wednesday instead. The more we pay attention, the more we realize that the present is made up of all sorts of sensory inputs, little parcels of information that tell me something, either consciously or unconsciously, and …