Let your heart be at peace.
Watch the turmoil of beings,
but contemplate their return.
Each separate being in the universe
returns to the common source.
Returning to the source is serenity.
If you don't realize the source,
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
When you realize where you come from,
you naturally become tolerant,
kindhearted as a grandmother,
dignified as a king.
Immersed in the wonder of the Tao,
you can deal with whatever life brings you,
and when death comes, you are ready.
I think I've mentioned before that I've been reading through the KJV of the bible. Well...not reading but listening to the audio book. I've been working through this since August. Each book takes about a week. (Mostly my 20 minutes each way commute. My other audio time is the gym, but working out to Leviticus just doesn't cut it.)
I'm in the middle of Kings 2. Unfortunately, I dropped my iPod nano from three feet. This appears to have killed it. I'd be more angry, but this is likely the fifth time I've dropped it from that height. It now does nothing. Does not light up. Does not play music.
My wife's response was "I guess I know what to get you for Christmas!", which scotches my plan of running out and replacing it right now. I will attempt to use my phone for now, but it won't do audiobooks appropriately. (It doesn't save bookmarks.) So I guess no KJV for me until January.
I've also got "interesting" issues with a UPS. When plugged in to an outlet in the den, it goes into its "no power" mode for second long intervals every minute or so. It delivers power flawlessly during this, but it makes me nervous. It does the same in another outlet in the room, but not in an outlet in the garage. (Unless I got impatient.)
Making it all hard to diagnose (this has been going on for months) is that it sometimes goes days without doing anything. The den and the garage were both built only a couple years ago so I hope the electrical is fine.
I have been using the free Crossover games and it certainly seems better than VMWare for that use case. The only annoyance is its insistence of popping up all dialogs into the foreground. Annoying when they are "Copying - Cancel" dialogs.
I've spent the last two hours thinking "Looks like rain. I wish I'd cleaned the gutters. I probably won't have time to do it now." That's probably what I'll do until dinner.
The denial here is stunning.
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