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Check out Jimmie's pan-fried biscuits, in the "Tasty Breakfast Ideas" Category.
Check out "Jimmies Quick Saute" in the "Quick Nutritious Lunches" Category.
What's NEW in the Wrackline blog?
NEW: "Gardening Made Easy" shows you how to earn your "green thumb" badge, by simply giving plants the soil they really want.
NEW: "Removing Lawn Grass" details how to dig up lawn grass, if you want to add a garden bed or just replace grass with something with less maintainence.
NEW: "Growing Berries" provides details on growing your own strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries.
UPDATED: "Photography Made Simple" Additions to the "Use Center Focus Dot" section.
UPDATED: "Jimmie's Top 250 Ambients" 39 new tracks added. Total is now 457 ambients!
UPDATED: "The Common Cold" New discussion on natural and OTC antihistamines
UPDATED: "Eliminate muscle pain"! Some new additions to the "Self-Applied Massage" section. You CAN eliminate muscle pain, if you are willing to do 10 - 20 minutes of muscle work each day.
UPDATED: "Vertigo Notes" New variation on "Balance Exercise #6"
Recent Addition: "The Standard Superhero Plot"! It's a spoof on Superhero movies, since every superhero movie has essentially the SAME plot! Look in "Essays".
NEW: "Entries from Jimmie's Journal." The home
page will feature a quote from my journals, which span from 1975 to the present. It is hoped that these little quotes
may lead to a little extra depth of feeling for you, and that some of them might even lead to a greater understanding
of our relationship to the Universal Consciousness. And also, some of 'em are for just for the sake of humor! There's also
a "Previous Journal Entries" link for past quotes.
Click the audio player below for some quiet music to accompany your reading, if you want to.
12/19/2007: On not letting fear become reality.
In the early morning, I noticed some pain in my upper back, a tightness of muscles around a vertebra or two, that had a familiar “ring” to it, a familiar “tone”. (Why do we use sound-type words to describe familiar or “deja-vu” sensations?)
"Oh no, not again", I found myself thinking, having spent the last half of 2006 and a good portion of 2007 dealing with severe muscle pain following a shoulder operation. Were the problems coming back – after a period of absense? I even found myself “gnashing” the teeth and working the jaw while these thoughts occupied my mind.
Perhaps this is how fears are actualized - made manifest. The fear of something persists in the back of our mind, slowly converting to physical tension, first in the jaw, then in the gut, and finally in the muscles themselves - perhaps adding to any muscle pain or soreness that we might already have.
So, being mindful of Ernest Holmes’ suggestions to watch the mind-chatter, I stopped and made a quick affirmation: "I speak the words of release from tension and contraction in muscles." Then I went about my business, after working the sore area with my Theracane (a tool that let's one reach muscles in the back). After a while the whole incident was forgotten.
After we have developed the habit of making positive affirmations, we find that we can "de-fuse" fears before they become part of our physicality, before they are "internalized" - before the fear settles into muscular tension or tension in the gut.
The Appearance is "I've got chronic muscle pain", This is "reality" with a little "r". We replace this with Reality - "As a participant in the Universal Consciousness, I can change the very cells of my physical form."
Here's a bad a_ _ looking supercell seen outside the airplane window while flying over West Texas recently after a trip to visit our kids in Austin.
Click the player to listen to the author's "Ambient 8".
It's a nice quiet synth piece.
The Wracklineblog started with the "Hwy 101 Beaches" links. These lead to individual pages covering more than 70 beaches from
Astoria, Oregon down to Brookings, Oregon. Each page has beach/park information, usually a picture of the entrance sign,
and one or more scenic pictures taken by the author.
Here's an illustrated sample
However, the Wracklineblog has expanded, and now has photography tips, an exhaustive list of the most moving ambient music, and a growing health/nutrition section, with vegetarian recipes and nutrition information, and various essays, including the newly-added "excerpts from Jimmie's Journals". Some "HTML coding" references and a cool HTML color tool have also been added.
Wrackline "AD Policy":
NO ads! NOTHING that moves! Period.
However some of the sections have links that will allow you to purchase books and/or other items. For example, the Photography Tips section offers links to purchase the cameras/lenses that were used to create all the pictures in the blog. If you have an interest for any of these books or items, purchasing them by way of these links will provide a little extra income for the author, who is retired.