changes

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Yesterday, during a bout of procrastination, I found myself changing my blog theme. Here is how that went:

  • Gets email from WordPress: “your domain ‘Transatlanticpinswap.com’ will automatically renew in 1 month.”
  • Me: “Oh! That doesn’t even exist anymore. I need to cancel that.
  • Goes to cancel transaction. Notices other WordPress things I’ve purchased in the past, including a theme that I bought for $75 in 2011 that I don’t use anymore.
  • Me: “Why am I not using this theme? This is is a nice looking theme!”
  • Activates theme. Realizes why I stopped using theme.
  • Looks at other themes.
  • Finds one that uses the portfolio custom template-y thing. Activates it.
  • Spends day figuring out how to use the portfolio thingy.

So yeah. I made a little section that features some highlights of my creative life. I’ll add to it little by little. You can find it here. This month, since it is National Poetry Month, I will add new poems to my portfolio thingy everyday.  My feed will not update but if you follow me on Twitter or we are FB friends, you might be notified of the update.

Yay for new, shiny, bloggy things!

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“We are all going to die. Knowing one another is very precious. At the moment of death, the only thing that really matters is the condition of your heart.”

                                                                                            —Michael Stone

Globalization of indifference

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“The culture of comfort, which makes us think only of ourselves, makes us insensitive to the cries of other people, makes us live in soap bubbles which, however lovely, are insubstantial; they offer a fleeting and empty illusion which results in indifference to others; indeed, it even leads to the globalization of indifference. We have become used to the suffering of others.

— Pope Francis

Repent

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“In practice, we should repent rather than have remorse. To repent is not to feel remorse, but to feel one’s faults, realizing they are faults, and try one’s best not to make the same mistake again.”

– From “How To Be Faultless” by Master Sheng Yen. Tricycle Magazine, Winter 2016

Really? Is it really that simple? I don’t have to beat myself up? I can just simply realize my mistake? And move on? Hmmm.