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What's NEW in the Wrackline blog?
NEW: "Best Tip for Travel Packing" Have trouble remembering what to pack for your travels? Here's a boss tip: Take a Picture!
NEW: "Wishlist for new homes This is a very comprehensive list of "big" things like a Kitchen Pantry, as well as "little" things like full-length drawer slides for kitchen drawers, or hanging rods in the laundry room, or lights on stairways.
NEW: Pacific wave action video A video of some thrilling Pacific wave action has been added to the "Chasing the Wave Action" link on the right! It's toward the bottom, below all the individual pictures of wave action.
NEW: "Deciphering Light Bulbs" This article shows how to tell what the "equivalent wattage" of a light bulb is, when you have just the bulb. It also explains "color temperature" ("warm white" vs "cool white" vs "daylight").
RECENT: "Gardening Made Easy" shows you how to earn your "green thumb" badge, by simply giving plants the soil they really want.
RECENT: "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.
RECENT: "Growing Berries" provides details on growing your own strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries.
RECENT: "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.
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.
1/4/2006: On the "Omnipresent" and "Eternal" Business
If we say that Spirit is, that Spirit is the Great “I am”, that Spirit is beyond Time, then we’re going to have trouble with statements like “Spirit created the Universe”.
From the viewpoint of the materlal universe, we say that it had a beginning sometime in the distant past – or at least we think it had a beginning.
But from the viewpoint of the Timeless One, if we can’t say that Spirit created the Universe at any given time, then perhaps we then say that Spirit is creating the universe.
And if we say that Spirit is omnipresent, that Spirit is everywhere, then we can not say that Spirit is here and not there.
So you are Spirit. And you, and I, and each of us.
We are consciousness that has learned to become a physical organism – the Eastern statement. It's different from
the Western statement that we are a physical organism that hae evolved over time to become consciousness.
We are an incarnation of Spirit that has learned how to be in Time.
(From 5/8/2006) Me and the Universe (Thoughts on incarnation):
I am Spirit interpreting the Earth as me. The Great Formless One experiences form through me. The great Timeless One experiences time through me. (You can substitute any word for Spirit that you like. Some may prefer God. Others may prefer The Great Spirit. After all, language is just a collection of symbols that try to describe Reality.)
Conversely, this physical form of mine (my “body”) is my interpretation of Spirit.
I participate in the perfection of the Great Universal One.
I am Earth interpreting Spirit – I am the Fractal Boundary between Earth and the Cosmos.
The mediator between Earth and Spirit is this physical form of mine.
California city in the clouds
Click the player to listen to the author's "Bell Carols".
Click the player to listen to the author's "Christmas
Medley 2". It's "What Child is This", and "O Come
Emmanuel", with a couple refrains of Brahams
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.