Posting from iA Writer

Posting from iA Writer. It has been a while since I posted directly from here, so I decided just to test how it works.

Sometimes recording a podcast comes easily. Other times it’s a struggle as I over think the process. My decision is to publish anyway. If I don’t, I fear that I will get lost in perfectionism and then nothing will get published! Learn from mistakes and experience. ๐ŸŽ™

This post is coming from Ulysses. I am just testing the appโ€™s first alpha version for publishing to

I have just announced the relaunch of my meditation podcast, Behind The Thoughts. I’m happy to be podcasting on ๐ŸŽ™

I’ll get there!

When @jean interviewed me for Micro Monday back in May 2019, Jean asked me if I would host a Podcast. Today I was on the home stretch of resurrecting a Podcast that I last ran in 2017, but a hosting issue has delayed that. Fingers crossed soon ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

Last night we watched Before You Know It, and enjoyed it. A good, light comedy set in New York. ๐Ÿฟ

Some days appear to move easily, like a hot knife through butter, and others feel like walking through treacle. Today was like the latter. I put some of that just down to the how the world is right now.

We were recommended to watch the movie Babyteeth and did so last night. Up until the recommendation I had never heard of it, but now highly recommend it myself. An Australian movie, beautifully acted by all involved. ๐Ÿฟ

I just want to give a shout out of gratitude to the community for how they have helped me (unknowingly) in putting together how I manage my daily tasks, and to @patrickrhone for his Dash/Plus system - Managing my Life.

Heading out to a remote part of the West Mauis this afternoon to lead a meditation for a dear friend.

Question to self, > Where does play show up in my life?

As a follow up, > If it is not present, what is getting in the way?

This evening.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s New Year Greeting for 2021.

I don’t know if I will make it to New Year (still 11 hours to go here)? I rarely do. But my wife and I are planning on dinner and a movie - I’m not sure what yet, and so any recommendations gratefully received.

For me over the last few years this week between Christmas and New Year has just felt very lllooonnnggg. With the weekends tagged on, it is feeling longer this year. At the end of a difficult year, time off feels good, AND I’ll be ready to get back to a more normal week.

I’m just catching up with the sad news of Barry Lopez passing away on Christmas Day at the age of 75, from prostate cancer. I am grateful to have seen him twice give talks. Both times I could have sat for hours with a single sentence shared, meditating on the wisdom within it.

We found a quiet, empty and very small hideaway yesterday, admits what I thought were troublingly crowded beaches (we almost turned around and went home). In the distance is the island of Kahoโ€™olawe, and just in front I could make out the water spouts of whales.

Just next to where we were sitting was this old lava tube. I imagined red hot molten lava pouring out of it and into the ocean, many moons ago.

The smell of freshly cut grass drifts over from next door, alongside the roar of the lawn mower. I am transported back to summer evenings of my youth, and memories of my father mowing the back garden on a Sunday evening, while distant church bells call worshipers.

My wife and I just spent the afternoon watching Pixar’s new movie Soul, an exploration of life, death and meaning. Imaginative storytelling alongside wonderful animation. I find it amazing to see where animation has got to.๐Ÿฟ

Movie watching just got bumped forward to this afternoon. The clouds have come in, the wind has picked up and the rain is thundering down on the roof. ๐Ÿ’จ๐ŸŒง We are putting our feet up this afternoon. ๐Ÿฟ

There’s been a lot of activity, and eating, over the last couple of days. I am ready for a movie this evening…nothing else.

This was accidently posted to the wrong blog. Correcting the error and date now: Waking up to the white egrets flying east for their day. Home for them appears to be somewhere west of us, and the days are spent on the eastern edge of the island. Merry Christmas to you all. ๐ŸŽ„

This has been an unexpected โ€finding new Micro.blogโ€ early afternoon.

I just watch A Charlie Brown Christmas on Apple TV+. Aside from enjoying the antics of the Peanuts gang, I love the Christmas message and spirit that is conveyed through the short animation.

What a beautiful day! ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŽ„