Thursday, May 25, 2006


noun: acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another
noun: a fraudulent or duplicitous representation

Thursday, May 18, 2006


  • noun: maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system (Example: "In focus")
  • noun: maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea (Example: "The controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion")
  • noun: the concentration of attention or energy on something (Example: "The focus of activity shifted to molecular biology")
  • noun: a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section
  • noun: a point of convergence of light (or other radiation) or a point from which it diverges
  • noun: a central point or locus of an infection in an organism (Example: "The focus of infection")
  • noun: special emphasis attached to something
  • verb: cause to converge on or toward a central point (Example: "Focus the light on this image")
  • verb: put (an image) into focus (Example: "Please focus the image")
  • verb: become focussed or come into focus (Example: "The light focused")
  • verb: direct one's attention on something (Example: "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies")
  • verb: bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Forward Thinking

When G messaged me today to tell me he was selling my golf clubs on Craigslist I felt a deep sense of loss. Albeit, we golfed once last summer. I was still mourning for the summer before when we golfed often. During that time we met some fun people. It was also a fun activity that helped us get to know some of our friends better. Plus they allowed us to drink beer and get exercise two of our favorite activities. What could be better?

However, golfing together was not always fun. Sometimes we get paired up with people we didn't want to know. Other times we were followed by a group of pushers that had no patience for the nine shots it takes for me to get to the green. Sometimes I found myself just plain frustrated because I had no patience for the nine shots it took for me to get to the green. So I declared that I wouldn't go again until I could take lessons. However, lessons never happened and therefore, golfing didn't happen for a long time.

Then I changed my tune. I started asking G to go with me, but he wasn't interested. However, I did finally get him to take me to the driving range where he recently helped me get my swing back. It was fantastic! By that time he had already made up his mind to sell our clubs though.

He's been on a crusade to sell everything in the garage that we don't use. The rock climbing shoes that never got to try their feat at Smith Rock. The tennis racquets that were only used once in the last two years at Gabriel Park. The charcoal BBQ that we used to use all the time until we ran out of charcoal and bought a George Foreman grill instead. All of these remind me of how it used to be or how it could have been. I've been having a hard time letting them go.

I've recently realized that I seem to be either stuck in the past longing for the way it was or floating in the future hoping for "better time." A walk with a good friend helped me realize that I aught to be living in the here and now. As Eoin Finn says in Power Yoga for Happiness "focusing my Gandhi laser there."

Now That's True Love (I Think)

A nice little story about a couple in India that got married over the telephone. No it's not a joke. Click here for more.