Being alone…

You see, you are not educated to be alone. Do you ever go out for a walk by yourself? It is very important to go out alone, to sit under a tree—not with a book, not with a companion, but by yourself—and observe the falling of a leaf, hear the lapping of the water, the fishermen’s song, watch the flight of a bird, and of your own thoughts as they chase each other across the space of your mind. If you are able to be alone and watch these things, then you will discover extraordinary riches which no government can tax, no human agency can corrupt, and which can never be destroyed. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Mental handcuffs: how this young student describes his ADHD drugs

About his ADHD meds: "I don’t know how to explain them except for mental handcuffs. They take everything you like and make you hate them. And they don’t replace any of your likes with any other likes, you just hate everything." – Minimum Max I can certainly relate, Max, and so here I am sharing your message. I tend to call the effects of the drugs I was on chemical restraints or chemical lobotomy, but mental handcuffs sound just about right to me as well. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Apple, caramelized onion and ginger chutney: a recipe in tweets #foodie friday

A recipe in tweets. I announced what I was cooking in a tweet: apple, carmelized onion and ginger chutney currently cooking on stove... Someone requested the recipe and so I tweeted the following: … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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