week eleven: maintaining sanity

reviews, summer 2018

Here’s the problem with living on a ranch: sometimes it’s really dull.

This week was miserably hot and–what might be worse–fairly slow. I had things to do in the mornings, but after moving a little water and doing a few hours of yard work, I’d be more or less done with work until the evening, when I moved those same, miserable wheel lines again. This lack of joie de vivre, the mundanity, can become oppressive, even to an introvert like me.

So, to keep my mind busy and sane, I read. And listen to podcasts. And I’ve found some really good ones, which I will now pass on to you.

week seven: about “five”

into my world, reviews, summer 2018

For those of you who don’t know, I’m an Enneagram Five with what I like to describe as a “very aggressive four-wing.” Five-wing-fours are visionaries with “introverted, cerebral personalities who enjoy learning, theorizing, and innovating. They are often artistic, intellectual, or scientifically oriented. No matter what their field of endeavor, they are iconoclasts who bristle at authority. Under difficult conditions, they may become reclusive.” For those of you who know me, this will likely sound very familiar.