Every day I have a chance to listen. But do I? Most days my mind travels off it […]
Maybe it’s because of all those Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales ads. Or Cyber-Monday e-mails for 70% off all my purchases. Maybe it’s just my long commute and plenty of time to let my mind wander. Maybe my friend Bob is right, I have a mind stuck in beta wave mode. Anyways, I’ve been pondering zero lately. Yes, zero, as in 0, nothing, zed, nil, nada, zilch. Without zero, our lives would be sooo different. No 70% discount for one thing.
Counting seems natural. We must keep track of things: children, sheep, shoes, pennies, friends, enemies… If I have none of those, well, life is simple; nothing to keep track of, nothing to count. Counting starts with 1, not 0. We take zero for granted, but it wasn’t always so, especially in the western world. Stop and think a moment about trying to calculate that 70% sale using Roman numerals. Next to impossible. Wait, not next to. Impossible.
Zero, nil, evil by ancient Greeks and Romans considered the void evil.
Oh what abundance I am blessed with: And then there’s Black Friday. Make that Chocolate Friday […]
I went to Costa Rica by accident. I mean, I knew nothing about Costa Rica, or why I wanted to go there. That was in 1992. A couple of years later I was in Africa, then the Yucatán Peninsula, and after that, a riverboat on the Amazon. I became a traveler well-after I became a mother of teens. How did I get so adventurous? How did I discover irresistible deals? Elizabeth.
I met Elizabeth at Riverside Plaza, the same building I met Cathy, my “redeployment specialist.” Cathy was there to cheer-lead me to a new career, and reassure me of my value. Elizabeth sent me off on my first international travel.
Yes, red is my favorite color. My roses are still trying their best to add to the fall […]
Yes, red is my favorite color.
My drive to work is filled with warm hues of autumn. I love these oranges. The bittersweetness of […]
I promised some pictures of my new job wardrobe. The photos of the clothes are less clear than […]
Most days now, Love-one and I start our morning walk in the dark. This week, the sun greeted […]
A beautiful day for a hike, and I can walk to the hiking trail. Our village is actively […]