Ataraxia

I always thought ‘Ataraxia’ was just the name of an Everclear song (well at least the intro to a song). But recently I found out it’s not just a made up word, like ‘discombobulate’¹ or ‘woozlewuzzle’ (at 2:17). It actually means ‘untroubledness.’ In ancient Greece, philosophers like Epicurus said that ataraxia is …

Sooner or later…

There’s a beautiful 5-year-old tan kelpie called Tessa at the dog pound I volunteer at who has a neurological impairment (she looks something like this cutie). It’s caused her to lose control of her back legs and when she walks or runs, her hind legs hop and skip out of …

Multi-task and miss the bus

About an hour ago, I had what felt like 50 things (books, computer, phone, pens, bottle of water, headphones and more) all spread out on the table in front of me and I needed to get all of them into my bag because my bus was coming in a few …

How’s the weather?

I’ve come to realize it’s not realistic to think the weather is always good (even in heavy rain or storms). Especially if you’ve planned an outdoor wedding and a monsoonal rain rolls in and doesn’t quit until the moment the wedding’s over. Or maybe it is. Is a wet bride …

Nothing and Nobody

There’s a difference between needing others company and wanting it. About 9 times out of 10, we have a choice whether to put a negative spin on things or positive. And no matter how little objective freedom we may have, we always have some level of it. We are always …