World Peace through Inner Peace

World Peace through Inner Peace

The event, called “Inaugural Light of Peace Event in the Philippines: World Peace through Inner Peace,” was organized by the Middle Way Meditation Institute (MMI)-Philippines and its Thailand-based mother organization which promotes meditation. Venerable Burin...

Find Yourself

Find Yourself

he best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi

Too Long

Too Long

In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take, relationships we are afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.

XBMC orphaned movie folder remover

XBMC orphaned movie folder remover

I'm a big fan of XBMC KODI but have an issue when it comes to the way KODI handles removing watched movies.  When  you delete a movie from the database (and file system if you've configured KODI to allow file deletion) KODI deletes the movie file but not the...

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,  And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Love looks not with the eyes

ove looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,  And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

I’ve learned

I’ve learned

I've learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. I've learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back I've learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only...

The Ties That Preoccupy

The Ties That Preoccupy

Aristotle recognized that true friendship, being based on mutual goodness and reciprocity, takes time and intimacy to develop.  Cicero wrote that with the exception of wisdom, such a friendship was the "greatest of all possible gifts."  And Montaigne noted that, "what...

Ice Cream in a Bag

Ice Cream in a Bag

Here is what you will need to make homemade ice cream in a baggie: 2 Tablespoon sugar 1 cup half & half (or light cream) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup coarse salt or table salt(I used canning salt) ice gallon-sized Ziploc bag pint-sized Ziploc bag Mix the sugar,...

Fishbowl Punch

Fishbowl Punch

10 ounces vodka 10 ounces coconut rum 6 ounces Blue Curacao liqueur 12 ounces sweet-and-sour mix 20 ounces pineapple juice 32 ounces lemon- lime soda blue food coloring, if desired 3 small fishbowls (each holding 4-5 cups volume) 1 box (6 oz) Nerds candy 12-16 Swedish...