Hello–how are you doing? Friends are asking, “How’s Ojai?” and about the farm where Ming and I stay. So I thought I should make a post about what Ojai is like. We live in a room to the side of the kitchen. It shares a wall with the kitchen. There is electricity. Here is the… Read More »
The retreat yesterday was both exhausting and inspiring. I just don’t have the stamina to sit through such a long program, even with the music as a break. My brain is full after an hour. Still, I’m glad I went, and it’s interesting to remember. Going on a trip is bonding, and I feel closer… Read More »
When it comes to horrible ads that make me want to leave the room, yahoo is the new myspace. I will be transferring all my correspondence over to my gmail account slowly but surely. Erik and I are both better from our colds. I gardened today at Vedanta, which consisted of pulling weeds. My fingertips… Read More »
Today I worked my little shift at the Vedanta bookstore in the afternoon. I did some work in Excel. It had to do with book inventory. I didn’t have any customers, which is fine–I straightened up the store while listening to a special CD I made weeks ago with some Christian and then Hindu songs… Read More »
This morning we went to the big farmers’ market under the freeway downtown. We hadn’t been in months. We bought cabbage, asparagus, and pink lady apples. I ate an apple already, and it was good. I went to worship this morning, not sure if I should, and I was early on accident because I had… Read More »
A lot of fowl live over there by Vedanta. I think this particular chicken was just struck by the crossing-the-street mood. Maybe he thought some better bugs to eat were over there, or maybe he needed to keep an eye on some hens. I didn’t feel like investigating–I just kept driving. Personally, I find chickens… Read More »
Tonight was the annual meeting at my place of worship. It was very long. Afterward, our reward was vanilla ice cream.
Today I went to the garden to do some gardening, and there was a hawk by the first pond, eating something. I gave it some space. An hour later when I walked by that pond again, it was still there eating, or maybe it was eating something new.
This afternoon I worked a shift at the Vedanta bookstore. It was very quiet. I put price tags on a bunch of incense, and the prices varied by flavor within the same brand. It was all Indian Temple Incense, but, for example, Musk costs more than Lilac. I’m thinking that the prices reflect how difficult… Read More »
Today I dug lots of holes for more transplanting. It’s fun to work with P because we talk while we work. Also, it’s just a nice time of year in the garden: quiet, not hot, no mosquitoes. Just peaceful feelings in the afternoon light. I listen to roosters crowing in the distance, and squirrels scamper… Read More »