Space for Thought and Reflection

This morning I got my usual morning news headline summary. As I scrolled, each headline screamed with needy drama.

It’s exhausting.

And numbing.

Today’s most aggravating headline: “Six Days Later, Joe Biden calls out Harvey Weinstein.”

My issue is not with the content of the Harvey Weinstein drama. It’s with what they are not subtly inferring about Biden.

They are shaming the man for taking his time. Less than one week. Should it really be suspect to take time to process information and then respond? Do we really need to immediately bellow raw emotion via every conceivable channel?

It feels like we are losing the ability to process information. And I think that’s probably true. I don’t think our brains were designed to healthfully process the sheer volume of information we are now exposed to – like needing a sip of water from a fire hose.

It used to be that we had to seek out information, now we are effectively drowning in it. The red-alert mode is always on. Every discussion turns into a battle. Fight or flight mode triggered continuously. It’s no wonder there’s a movement to unplug, slow down, and just be in THIS moment. Sanity can be restored, but now we have to do it ourselves.

How do we create space for ourselves to live a life that’s not always at DEFCON 1?

The Blog Has Landed


Well, after a somewhat harrowing weekend of moving my blog from one host to another, I believe the transition was successful.

I’m once again contemplating a FB fast. Of course I probably should wait until AFTER the 25-year high school reunion (egads! really?!? 25 years?!?) at the end of this month. We’ll see. I’m once again exhausted by the slurry floating by on my wall and my brutal need to continue to scan for the redeeming bits of actual personal connection. It seems to get harder, rather than easier, as time goes by.

I think I’m going to have to search for a good blog (RSS) feed reader again. Ever since Google killed Reader, I’ve been sort of floundering from tool to tool and I know that I’ve been missing actual quality writing from people I really DO want to hear from. If any of you have a suggestion, PLEASE leave a comment!

On the religious vs. spiritual front, I’m still doing a lot of demolition and sifting. Feels good to breathe fresh air, and I’m enjoying the scenery. Other than that, I have nothing to declare.

Currently Reading:
Notes from (Over) the Edge: Unmasking the Truth to End Your Suffering
by Jim Palmer

Lundie Unplugged

I’m taking a break from social media and email for a while. I know I haven’t been particularly present here on my blog, but I’ve been almost constantly connected to FB, twitter and email via my really cool and life sucking phone.

Had a look at myself through someone else’s eyes recently and it wasn’t pretty. I have some reassessing to do. This morning I ran across a page I had “Liked” a while ago and read it with a different perspective. I love when things show up in my life at the exact right time.

Until later,


Note to Organizations who Tweet

I’d like to send a quick message to those wonderful small organizations who have taken the bold step to set up a Twitter account. I’m about to UNFOLLOW you, but I don’t want to. I followed you for a reason. I WANT this relationship to work!

Three things you can do to lose me as a follower:


  1. Sit down once a day and tweet EVERYTHING (or more than 5 tweets) in the span of a couple minutes. What this does flood my feed with so many of your tweets that I stop caring. I may read one, or two, then I’ll skip to the other end of the flood and seriously consider unfollowing. I most certainly will NOT retweet a single one.

  3. Include a link and multiple hashtags in EVERY tweet. Please, just SAY something. Say something that matters. Say something that I can read that makes me like you – or understand you – or care about you! Twitter is more than an upcoming events bulletin board. Please be human!

  5. Retweet every @ conversation you have with someone else. Look, I get that you’re interactive. And I even would like to hear what you have to say, but when you RT in all your @ posts, you’re FORCING me to eavesdrop. The joy of the @ is that you give me the option of listening in, and perhaps follow the people you interact with. Abuse that and I remove all your RTs from my feed.


I hope we can come to an understanding. The twitterer/follower relationship is a pretty fragile one. I would really like ours to continue!