Author Archive: Abbie's Tree House

Suddenlink Sucks

Suddenlink, the owners of the local internet monopoly in my area, was scheduled for a service call between 4:00 and 6:00 pm today.  Instead they came at 2:00, found nobody home, and cancelled the call. This is not the first time they’ve pulled that trick. So tomorrow we’re going to call Suddenlink back, and just …

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Red Round Rhythm

red round rhythm by Norman Engel, 2013

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“I ain’t nothing but tired;  man, I’m just tired and bored with myself.”  ~Bruce Springsteen, Dancing in the Dark

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The Lord’s Prayer

The translation is based upon research by Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz, an expert in the Aramaic Christian, Jewish mystical and Sufi traditions. He translated the prayer as if it came directly from the Aramaic (via): O Breathing Life, your Name shines everywhere! Release a space to plant your Presence here. Envision your “I Can” now. Embody …

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MLK Day

When Malcom X returned from his pilgrimage to Mecca, he said basically, “You know what? I have met some new people, had some new experiences, and I have changed my mind.” That’s a very brave and rare thing for anyone, and unheard of for a public figure. Can you name another off the top of …

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So be careful!

“In truth, happiness is suffering in disguise but in such a subtle form that you don’t see it. If you cling to happiness, it’s the same as clinging to suffering, but you don’t realize it. When you hold on to happiness, it is impossible to throw away the inherent suffering. They’re inseparable like that. Thus …

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I guess

“I guess by now I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-– you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.” ~Alyson Noel

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Foreign

There is no foreign land; it is the traveler only that is foreign. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

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Sunrise

Shepherdess with Herd at the Alps During Sunrise by Waldemar Fink, 1908 I love the way the brush strokes mimic the distortion of sunlight on the moisture of your eyes.

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Ambitions

“Driven by the hunger for fame and originality, we are like these monkeys, thinking that we are so clever in discovering things and convincing our fellow humans to see what we see, think what we think, driven by ambition to be the savior, the clever one, the seer of all. We have all kinds of …

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