Hmmm…

Well, I must say that wordpress.com does NOT do justice to the wonderful WordPress open source CMS platform available at wordpress.org. I’ve just discovered that Javascript is not supported here, which means I can’t have many of my fun widgets on this blog. Frankly, I’m much more impressed with blogger at this point, which makes me rather sad. I am very tempted to leave this blog as an archive of the posts from my old WP site jimspaulding.com, and focus more on working up a nice site at blogspot.com. I’m still playing with it all so we’ll see…

Winter is fast approaching here at 7000ft and my mind is beggining to turn towards artistic pursuits. I still have to go out and hustle up cash to pay my bills, but I can feel my focus moving inward. I have begun to experiment with Garageband on my Mac and am even tempted to do a little painting or sculpting. Again… We’ll see. If I come up with anything that I think might be interesting to anyone else I’ll post it. Maybe I’ll even put a podcast together with music and poetry….Hmmm:)

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It's Official!

It’s official! We have formally adopted Gizmo, the lhasa apso, from the neighbor. He’s been staying with us for the past few days and we have all become very attached. I took him down to visit his mom yesterday and she told me that she had to get rid of him as her husband did not want Giz coming back inside in the winter and she realized that she just could not take care of him properly. It was a bittersweet moment.

Here is a shot of Giz and Bee having a puppy hug in the midst of a play session

Here is a shot of Giz and Bee having a puppy hug in the midst of a play session

The New Look

I have been contemplating changing themes lately, mainly because the LonelyTree theme does not want to properly nest comments. That is really my only gripe with the theme, and other than that, I think that the folks at Gauson Designs have done a great job. The Hybrid theme, which i am using now, is one that I have had my eye on for a while. I like the clean, minimalist look, and the flexibility of the theme. I will be experimenting with it over the next few weeks, so don’t be surprised if you see things disappearing and popping up elsewhere on the site. One thing that I’ve just noticed is that the Flickr Gallery(great plugin, by the way) page is not loading properly now. I don’t know if that is due to the new theme or not and will look into that over the next few days.

I have been very busy with daily life as of late and have not had much time to devote to this blog. What with work and Spring(Planting time!) I am lucky if I get everything done in a day, even with cutting sleep to about 6 hours on most nights. Se la vie. I am having a wonderful time with it all, so I do not mind:”Give a man a task and he will be content.” as the saying goes.

Last week I finally got to irrigate on my day off, and during the daylight hours too! Bodie and I made a lot of progress on the ditches in the yard, and soon I will be able to focus more on actual gardening now that the water is getting to where it needs to go and NOT getting to where it shouldn’t be. All of the trees are now gettings properly flooded. The evergreens are particularly thankful for this as they have been battling the bark beetle and the extra water will allow them to produce more sap to push the buggers out. The wheat and alfalfa growing wild in the yard have crested two feet now and do not look to be planning to slow down any time soon.

Well, I’d best get back to that daily life business I referred to as I’ve a bit more floor shining to do before work. Signing off for now…

Carl Jung and Nicola Tesla

Teresa Silverthorn of Confessions of a Mystic has just brought Carl Jung to mind. For some reason, Carl Jung brings Nicola Tesla to mind at the moment. For those of you who are not familiar with one or the other of these historical characters, I highly recommend looking them up. Tesla is a little out there for most but Jung is imminently accessible to many and well worth the read. That just brought to mind Bartok and that guy who came up with the concepts that were used as the basis for the Waldorf school system, what was his name again? At any rate, I have no idea why I am posting this little ramble here but there it is. Check out Teresa’s site or read a little Jung or listen to a little Bartok or if you’re really feeling ambitious, look into Tesla or your bellybutton or remind me who the name of that crazy guy was that started the whole Waldorf school thing… If all of these options seem boring or trite then do whatever you will, lest it harm noone, and that reminds me of Aleister Crowley…