Saturday, January 30, 2010

"Right" Thinking 3

[Episode 3 of 12, running here on Saturdays from Janaury 16th through April 3rd.]

Friday, January 29, 2010

Cartoon Dharma

Wherein Leamur confesses to being a 'toonhead to her imaginary readership that doesn't know her personally and already shake their heads at her incorrigible immaturity...

I love cartoons. Bugs Bunny is my hero, and I think cartoons are a wonderful art form with great potential for teaching/learning. While "talkies" are not valueless, I believe one feature of great cartooning is lack of verbal dialogue. Pixar works this nicely in their best cartoon shorts, but brevity is not always necesary to a good cartoon, as in this example. It's in two parts, and worth the time.

And I love that the Buddha seems to be GuanYin (Chinese female Avelokiteshvara), although she's sitting Buddha-style and I've usually seen her represented standing.

They shouldn't have menaced the poor mouse, tho'...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Happy Birthday, BoomBoom!

Here's some advice to help with the "live long" part of "Live long and prosper.":

"The Grandmother Effect"! Did you catch that? WOOT!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

"Right" Thinking 2

[Episode 2 of 12, running here on Saturdays from January 16th through April 3rd.]

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

And now for something completely...umm

I love this chick. This is like "I Love Lucy" meets DIY Network. And I have some painting to do, so....

I love the background music, don't you?

(I'm hoping this will help get me psyched to finish the wallpaper stripping, wall-prep, and painting in the bathroom and the baby's room.)

(and she has destructo-dogs, too, and has some tips)

Check out the HandyGoddess's blog. She's building a giant rabbit in her backyard. Who cares why? It's a Giant Rabbit. In her Back Yard. Muwaahahahahaaa!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

"Right" Thinking

It's about the thinking, not the "right".

This is Episode 1 of 12. I'll post all 12 on Saturdays.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Saving Mr. Splashy Pants

"Not out of altruism, but just interest in doing something cool."

Alternate title: Why You Will Never Find Leamur on Facebook

So this is entertaining to point at and chuckle, and the consequences were positive for the whales apparently, but what are the consequences for our minds when we let shared enthusiasm supplant altruism, rather than support it? Does anyone disagree with Ohanian that this "meme" succeeded because of people's desire to participate in coolness, rather than to help whales? Or with my concern that "coolness" is whatever's catching, and is not necessarily (or only coincidentally) what's good?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Patience is its own reward, Hoss...

...but here's a treat for you anyway:

Oh, how I love the piano!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Secret Life All Around Us

I think this links up nicely with Vajrayana/Tantrism as the "secret" path, although Geary's approach here is to try to provoke mindfulness of how we use or abuse metaphor (so our metaphors don't use and abuse us). More on similar mental dangers/blessings coming up Thursday...