Listening to Inner World by HH the Dalai Lama on Apple Music. Chants and teachings from the Dalai Lama, infused with music. When asked why he agreed to the project, HH said that music has

the potential to help people in a way that I can’t

🎵

Views from yesterday, an overcast and wet Sunday afternoon. 😴

Two faces of Maui.

A jungle covered fresh water swimming hole.

Remote rugged cliffs where the West Maui Mountains drop into the ocean.

Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine is now extended until the end of August. While this continuing “isolation” is going to continue to hit many aspects of these islands hard, given what is happening on the mainland with COVID-19 I believe that it is sadly necessary.

Journaling light.

I’m appreciating some quiet time at the end of the day, after an active day with family and friends.

Contemplating impermanence not only motivates your practice, but also fuels it.

~ HH the Dalai Lama

There are times when I feel like crawling into a cave.

A break might be helpful, a time to take stock and breathe, but running away doesn’t help. Your shadow follows you, even into a cave.

Listening to Saturday Morning, Lying in Bed on Apple Music, though I’m not in bed, but up drinking my morning coffee. 🎵

I love this tweet by Rebecca Nagle following the Supreme Court ruling that about half of the land in Oklahoma is within an Indian reservation,

It’s raining in Eastern Oklahoma. Hard. After weeks of drought.

I feel like the ancestors are crying.

A beautiful reminder of the importance of Stillness from John O’Donohue, shared via Rebecca Toh.

Thank you to @patrickrhone for making me aware of Toh’s writings.

Today, July 6th, is His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 85th birthday. Here is his 85th Birthday Message.

I feel as though I have spent today getting over yesterday!

Waihee Beach Park for a picnic lunch. The tide was too high for a walk, and so we surprised a friend who lives nearby that we hadn’t seen for months.

Twitter let me know that today is my 12th anniversary on the platform. I am probably also at my most ambivalent as to whether to stay there. From the lists that I have created and the people I have met there, I am grateful for Twitter. But the more ugly side it foster bothers me.

The welcoming smell of coffee brewing in the early morning. ☕️

Today’s papaya harvest. The two long ones are Strawberry papayas, our first.

The last 15 minutes or so has been spent unsubscribing from lists that either no longer serve me or that I no longer read. I’m amazed at how much I put off simply clicking that unsubscribe button, which results in a clogged up Inbox that looks busier than it really is.

Tulip petals.

Empty Maui Mall parking lot.

There are a couple of birds singing their hearts out outside, and I do not know what they are. The songs remind me of the British Blackbird. I use to know the British birds, but only know and recognize a couple here in Hawaii. Something to rectify.

We might be in the middle of a pandemic, but I can see four building projects from my house. There aren’t many visitors coming to the islands, but some residents appear busy.

Late night words.

Questions for Fastmail users - who came from gmail with a custom domain. Is migration easy and quick? Is there any danger of lost or missing emails during migration? I have read the migration instructions, but wanted to inquire as to on the ground user experience.

Tech question:

I am using the Minos theme for my business site. I wondered if it is possible to add an image of my avatar next to title on the top line of the site? If you can help, and there is not enough space here, my contact details are here. Thank you in advance.