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  • What can I use Cowbird to do?

    Keep a gorgeous diary of your life.
    Weave together a stunning self-portrait,
    story by story, forming an interactive
    photo-mosaic of your life.


    Did you ever keep a Diary, each day jotting down your activities, wishes, anguish, discoveries, frustrations, and random thoughts?

    I remember how diligently I would write in notebook after notebook, taking care to keep them hidden in the back of a closet where it was my great hope that they would never be discovered.

    Writing in my Diary made me feel more real, at a time when I was still wondering what it meant to be ME.

    In re-reading the introductory information about Cowbird, I was struck by the invitation, quoted above, to “keep a gorgeous diary of my life.”

    There are many ways to keep a diary, of course, but one technique I used to use was to just list the highlights of a day, in no particular order, in a series of snapshots.

    Taken together, the snapshots would create a mosaic of moments and events from my day, and reflect back to me a kind of identity which otherwise would never be captured.

    My Diary entries were sort of like Tweets to myself, captured moments which not only reflected my personal journey, but my journey in the context of a larger national and cosmic journey and story.

    Thinking about what it would be like to engage in this kind of Diary writing here from time to time, I have decided to start a series of occasional Stories which are made up of moments from a particular day, and do no more than 10 entries.

    If you find this idea appealing, I would invite you to do the same, and share from time to time your own “album” of snapshots from what is going on in your life right now, here, this summer.

    Here are my entries for today, July 10, 2012:

    1. Watched two iridescent blue-green hummingbirds flitting around in the jasmine, noticing the high, almost musical hum of their bright wings.

    2. Read an article about “hidden Mars,” and how it is now VERIFIED by photographs that there are lush forests and lakes filled with water on our sister planet.

    3. Picked 10 avocados and 20 ripe juicy plums.

    4. Watched video trailer for a film being released this summer, 2016: The Movie, which looks like required viewing for all conscious and conscientious citizens of the USA.

    5. Sent prayers to all those in drought areas of the world, and meditated on this Bible verse from Isaiah: “I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.” Made notes for an article about how I manifested rain during a drought, inspired by Rolling Thunder.

    6. Checked out and bookmarked the website for the Tenth Amendment Center. “ The Tenth Amendment Center is a national think tank that works to preserve and protect the principles of strictly limited government through information, education, and activism. The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of state and individual sovereignty issues, focusing primarily on the decentralization of federal government power as required by the Constitution.” This center is providing model legislation for States to adopt to nullify the oppressive health care act by simply refusing to enforce it.

    7. Watched a video from yesterday of helicopters in LA chasing some UFO’s.

    8. Spent some time in a lovely meditation garden in Second Life, listening to sounds of birds and ocean waves. Then played with the swans.

    9. Read chapter on the Federal Reserve in Jim Marrs’ NY Times Bestseller: THE TRILLION DOLLAR CONSPIRACY: How the New World Order, Man Made Diseases, and Zombie Banks Are Destroying America.

    10. Talked to my favorite counter-terrorist to find out how he feels about US Military exercises now being conducted in a number of cities, as possible preparation for crowd control in the event of outbreaks of civil unrest. He said that this was definitely NOT OK, and of great concern to him. When he gets worried, I get very worried. Many prayers needed here.

    My Diary entry for today ends here.

    That’s the news from Lake Woebegone!

    (Photograph by Alex in the virtual 3-D world of Second Life)
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