Monthly Archives: December 2009

Spring Flowers

Now that we’ve turned the corner and put the Winter Solstice behind us, I thought I’d start posting some shots of what we’ve got to look forward to. These flowers bloom every year, right on the side of the road … Continue reading

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Conceptual Thought

When we live in a world of concepts, as we do now (“good” vs. “bad”, “pretty” vs. “ugly”, and all the rest of the didactic pairs), we never meet the world itself, but instead we meet our concept, or description … Continue reading

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Mt. Wilson – Angeles National Forest

You could say that Mt. Wilson and I share a love, hate relationship, which has nearly turned violent on a couple of past occasions, including my first solo attempt at the peak last January when Mt. Wilson literally tried to … Continue reading

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Angeles National Forest Fire – Station Fire Pictures

All shots were taken with Pentax K10D and DA* 16-50mm lens, by Tim Lavelle. I figure these speak for themselves, but everything should look like the green forest in the foreground. I’ve honestly never seen anything like this, and the … Continue reading

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Concentration vs. Attention – Part II

This post is the second piece in my series on “The Difference Between Concentration and Attention“. — To take a step back, let’s start over by defining the word “concentration” using the help of Dictionary.com, which¬† explains that concentration means … Continue reading

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Concentration vs. Attention – Part I

== JKrishnamurti.org Daily Quote === There is a difference between concentration and attention. Concentration is to bring all your energy to focus on a particular point. In attention there is no point of focus. We are very familiar with one … Continue reading

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Stovepipe Wells Campground – Death Valley National Park, CA

Immediately after Thanksgiving dinner I wrote up one of my favorite posts yet, called “Taking an Inventory“, which you should check out before continuing through this one. I was forced to race through the post because I had to meet … Continue reading

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