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BLOG – HALL OF MENTAL CULTIVATION

Fed Up

“At any minute it is what we are and are doing, not what we plan to be and do that counts.” – J. R. R. Tolkien I’m angry. Angry to the point of having headaches. To the [...]

Risk-taking.

“Maybe everything. End up with nothing.” – Jeff Noon Clinging to a rock wall opens up opportunities to assess your choices. And to make choices: choose your direction. Choose to forge ahead. [...]

Back on the Road

“Take what you want, says God, and pay for it.” – M.M. Kaye It is the nature of choices that one precludes another. I resent this because there is nothing more frustrating to me than a path not [...]

HALL OF MENTAL CULTIVATION – ORIGINS
hall of mental cultivation
The Hall of Mental Cultivation is part of Beijing’s Forbidden City. Emperors of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) lived, worked, read and worshiped there….which is basically what I do in my home office, on a much less grand scale. But I love the name.

READING NOW:
Ernest Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa.

LISTENING TO:
Take Me To Church – Hozier