Most of today is tied up doing research for my job. While traveling I can only seem to offer it a piddly 2 hours a week, but at the beginning of each month, I need to have some new bloggers lined up. Back in April, while plugging away at my barista job, I was offered this wonderful opportunity.

My two most interesting customers were involved in the design for a website, that is, ” a free non-profit online community BY and FOR people in recovery from addictions of all kinds. We welcome people of ALL stages of recovery using ANY method that works for them.” After reading through P.E.A.C.E Scooter, and even donating, thanks, they recognized that I must have some patience to sit behind a computer for awhile. And even some ability to be diplomatic when approaching new writers!

It’s a great situation, spending hours perusing blogs about how people are trying to improve and understand their life, if only by acknowledging that it is horrible. As Bertrand Russell says,

“The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible– that you must feel that (first in the heart) and then you can start being Happy again.”

There is a gusto, a new respect for living, in these blogs that motivates me to believe past any slight inconvenience and suffering-obstacles are illusions.

One thing I’ve noticed today is that almost every blog has up a Carlin video. The man will live as long as youtube does and rightfully so. He could rant like no other. I have to link to one in particular, though there are many. The tagline caught my eye.

“It’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.”

If you are at work, be mindful that it is Carlin, and turn down the volume some. It’s no where near as profane as some of his other stuff. Just some efffits.