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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 274 giving up on kindness

1 Oct


I found this article tonight:

How Kindness Became Our Forbidden Pleasure

One quote caught my attention:

In giving up on kindness — and especially our own acts of kindness — we deprive ourselves of a pleasure that is fundamental to our sense of well-being.

Art by Jean-Pierre Weill from The Well of Being

One point made in the article is that kindness requires a sense of vulnerability. And open-heartedness. The proliferation of the internet with anonymous comments, posts, and tweets has given rise to the age of snarkiness. And that works against kindness — and our well-being.

Well being.
Are those the magic words to open the door of kindness — for you, for me, for everyone?

If you read the article… I would love to know what do you think.
With an open heart.

More tomorrow….


{open heart}

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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 276 :: a blissful last cup

8 Oct
While packing today I found a coffee coupon in my purse. It was tucked deep inside the crevices of my wallet. A treat from the first week we moved to Grants Pass, when I relied on coffee shop WIFI for my internet while Charter took it’s sweet time getting installed.

Which I find ironic, as I am now at that same coffee shop sucking up WIFI for my final blog post. Internet has been packed up along with the rest of our belongings.

So cheers…to our last night in Oregon.

Ironically, Hit The Road Jack is playing over the coffee shop speakers as I close out my last blog post in the beaver state.

Well, I guess if you say so
I’d have to pack my things and go. (That’s right)
Hit the road Jack and don’t you come back no more, no more, no more, no more.
Hit the road Jack and don’t you come back no more
What you say?

More tomorrow.
{new adventures?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 348 :: hope is a muscle, and a connection

19 Dec

Peak performance moment of the day:  Fa la la la la la la hot spot!

The great travel has begun, the journey home to that little spot in Idaho where I grew up. We made it to Portland tonight and I find myself searching for a connection. An internet connection.

That’s the funny thing about this blog. It has made me more connected to finding connections than ever before. Over four years, through hurricanes, vacations, Nor’easters, 30 foot waves taking off the front porch of our house, getting locked out of our vacation villa in Mexico, traveling to Paris, rafting down the Grand Canyon, surgery, after surgery, after another surgery …. I have been forced to find an internet connection to post this blog.

Somedays I have cheated and posted a short post. Somedays I have prescheduled the posts, because let’s face it, there’s no internet connection in the Grand Canyon or the surgery room. And other days, no matter where I find myself,  I have counted on my trusty iPhone for a hot spot connection.

Tonight I find myself sitting in a parked car, with laptop on my lap, heater on, hooked up to my iPhone. It’s the only connection around without trying to find a Starbucks.

I have become so trusting of having a connection that tonight when I couldn’t get my iPhone to work I almost panicked. But hope is a muscle. It’s one I have conditioned and strengthened into peak performance to perform over and over again, night after night, word after word on this blog.

Because we can always find a connection.
Even if it means hunkering down in a car with iPhone pointed in the right direction just slightly to the left sitting on the dashboard.

You can always find a connection.

Tomorrow I head to Idaho, hoping to find another kind of connection, back to my family, back to my hometown, back to my roots.

iPhone in hand. 
Fa la la la la la la la hot spot!

More tomorrow. 


 {how are you connected?}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 164 how to live without internet

13 Jun

We have internet. Finally!

I write this blog post as I sit here in the comfort of my new home — propped up in bed — with an internet connection. (Instead of sitting outside the internet cafe after closing hours, in my car, trying to scoop a connection!)

I don’t know why Dan Rather said this…
“To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer.”

But, I suppose it’s true on many accounts.
And, I am so happy to be back in the non-real world, online, connected and in cyber action.

I mean, really, there are just so many questions I’ve had all week that I can’t answer without the internet — and I don’t remember to look them up when I am working at the internet cafe.  

How do I make quinoa breakfast cereal in my CrockPot?
Can I wash my Noritake china in the dishwasher?
Where is the local library?

How did we ever figure out the slight nuances of everyday life without the INTERNET?

In case you’re wondering….

Crockpot Whole Grain Breakfast Cereal

Noritake bone china is dishwasher safe 


We had to use our brains (or as my father would say, “the thing between your ears”) before the internet was invented. How barbaric!

Happy Internet-ing.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}
{what would you do without the internet?}

Day 307: without you, I can’t live without you

4 Nov

Writing from my phone tonight because the Internet is out. I don’t know why it is out, we are otherwise perfectly functional here (heat, electricity, running water, football on tv).

But all I can hear running through my head is that old song:

“With or without you, I can’t live, with or without you.”

Except in this case it is that I CAN live with you dear Internet… It’s the WITHOUT part that’s so hard.

We have become addicted and reliant haven’t we?

I can only imagine how households without electricity for days on end have coped this week in the wake of Sandy’s destruction… (I imagine children all over the east coast being introduced to a foreign concept—we called them board games).

Personally, my skin is crawling from just not having an Internet connection RIGHT NOW! I know, quite pitiful.

Regardless I feel fortunate for a roof over my head, thankful for all we collectively still have and hopeful for a swift recovery for all those who lost something this week.

Here’s to starting anew tomorrow.
Happy Monday …now when do you ever here that??


Day 33: a love letter to the internet

2 Feb

To my dear Internet:

How I love thee. So much so, I don’t know what to do without you. It breaks my heart to go a day without you in my life. Like tonight, for instance, why do you not work? Why do you force me to blog on my iPad?

Why must I feel so lost when you are absent?

Never fear, I will stay right here waiting, waiting, waiting for your lights to start blinking again on my router.

Whoever invented you, my dear Internet, gave me a purely addicted tech crush. Please come back. Hurry. Hurry.


This love letter is brought to you from The Promise 365 as a dedication to the month of love.

Day 303: you can do anything – even when the internet doesn’t work

30 Oct

As I have said before: you can do anything. Even when it doesn’t feel like it. (Gasp! Even when the Internet goes down.) This may not be perfect but it’s posted and I’m keeping my promise.

There are days when everything seems to go wrong. Like almost running out of gas, and the Internet not working, and accidentally deleting all the movies on my computer.

Yes, this was (still is) my day.

There are worse scenarios of course (like the book I am reading: Man’s Search For Meaning and it’s details of living with, through and beyond Nazi concentration camps.)

There is always a worst case scenario, right?

At least there was a gas station within a few miles. There is thankfully Rob Berkley to help with my computer woes. And, at the very least there is this thing called an iPhone
that has 3G even when the island has apparently lost all connection with the Internet.

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