One of my favorite things to do is “people watch”. If I can just find the right spot, like a cozy sidewalk cafe on a busy street, or perhaps a park bench under a shady tree along a well-trodden walking trail, or even hanging out in front of my local…

One of the strange things about Zoom calls is that you can literally see yourself as part of the conversation. It’s the digital equivalent of speaking in the third person all of the time. It’s also like walking through a house of mirrors. …

A friend of mine from West Africa told me an interesting story many years ago. When someone was brought to the local healer with an ailment, the sick person was sometimes asked by the healer, “When did you stop dancing?”

At first, I laughed. But as I contemplated the healer’s…

The great Texas freeze last February, (a.k.a. Snowmageddon), was pretty darn traumatic.

Living without electricity or heat in subfreezing temperatures for several days was hard enough on us humans. But once the snow melted and revealed the withered foliage of my yard, I feared the worst had happened — that while I may have survived the freeze, my plants and trees had…

Here is a picture of our Christmas tree this year. Bought in a driving rainstorm, not yet unfurled from its shipping ties, we brought home the first thing we thought would make do. Necessity is not always the mother of invention. Sometimes it’s also the mother of ill-advised decision-making.

Every…

Monet’s famous paintings of water lilies in a pond in Giverny, France, famously presented us with the beauty of lily pads, wonderfully green and flowering, anchored by their roots in the murky bottom mud of the pond — a scene made for contemplation. …

I am not good at doing nothing. My disposition is to strive. An immigrant’s son, I always wanted to prove myself, and for the past half century this has worked for me. There has been a direct correlation between how hard I work and what I accomplish. …

Ray Brimble

Finding connectivity in all things. Our world is interesting, unusual, and full of unexpected people and stories. https://www.stringtheorybyraybrimble.com

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