- Lewis County Tribune Highlights Toledo News
- Two Local Authors Offer Science & Fiction
- Bond Rally Downtown Today
- High School Hosts Coffee House Tonight
- Health Corner - On Zen & Youthfulness
Common Ground Toledo posted: It was a pleasure to help Ronda Sandoval do some weeding as she planted in Fall colors to one of Toledo's most viewed gardens. She is the designer of the Oregon Trail Marker Garden which is situated at Toledo's North entrance. The garden design is to honor and reflect the the pioneering spirit of our great community. More...
Lewis County Tribune reports a new electronic display tested yesterday in downtown Toledo. Post & photo on Facebook.
Lewis County FPD #2 is accepting applications for an experienced and motivated individual to serve as a Full-Time Firefighter/EMT-B...
Complete details of this paid position posted on Lewis County Tribune Facebook page.
TES PTO shared: If you haven't had a chance to swing by the Timberland Bank in Toledo and see the garden raffle basket you should take a minute to do so. Tickets can be purchased there between now and Thursday afternoon! Thank you Timberland for helping our TES PTO!
Toledo Community Library Adult Page Turners held their book discussion 1:30 p.m. yesterday, then selected next month’s read...
Next Adult Page Turners 1:30 p.m. November 29.
Meets last Wednesday monthly.
Spoiler alert: I have it on authority Toledo Library has one of the hottest new books out. Tell Charlie I sent you, and sign up for your turn to dig into it.
On that note, local author Ethan Siegel posted: **Time to order your autographed copies of Treknology!**
If you already got your copy, Di Morgan says: Come to Gallery 505 on Thursday evening, 11/2/17....Ethan will be signing copies of his book during our Opening Night for the SPACE show this month of November.
Toledo Author Jake Blake on Wednesday’s (cloud-blocked) Northern Lights display:
A moderate geomagnetic storm means good aurora viewing but an extreme geomagnetic storm could cause electrical grids to collapse. There is no real way to prepare for a total collapse of technology other than to live a life off the grid, but it's always a good idea to back up important documents in hard copy and make sure emergency supplies are stocked in case you need them. More...
TES PTO never rests: PTO Members! It's time to show our support for the Toledo Bond!
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools is holding two community rallies and they need TES parents & students to cover one of three rally locations.
Toledo Post Office is our area! The first rally will be held this Thursday 10/26, after school until 4 PM! We're looking for about 10 students (with adult supervision) to wave signs and create some bond buzz. You can make your own signs...use ours...or just be there.
Help us remind the community that our youth is important!
Vision:Toledo writes: Don't miss October's Coffeehouse! Cheap eats and priceless enjoyment, right here in Toledo!
Contact Toledo City Hall if you would like to make arrangements to donate outside the dates/hours mentioned.
Health Corner: On Zen & Youthfulness
This post, shared online by one of Toledo’s enthusiastic permaculture adherents, makes the connection better than my original endeavor:
Some of my Facebook friends may remember me writing about life being like an old Gold Panner. That everyone we meet in life is a sandy shore rich with possibilities of finding gold. Some may only have a few flakes, it's true, but some rather dull looking shores may contain great veins of gold. You will never know unless you invest the time to carefully pan through the sands that cover them...
One of those great veins of gold, for me, was the study of Zen teachings. Shoshin, in particular, grounded me at the age of 12 into freely accepting all the lessons that were to come in my life. I am not sure I would have received them quite the same had it not been for my devotion to this concept. Strengthening this was the practice of meditation, breathing meditation, especially, that got me through many dark times.
"In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s there are few. — Shunryu Suzuki-roshi
Shoshin (初心) is a word from Zen Buddhism which means "beginner's mind". It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that subject would.
The mind is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master. Left to its own devices, it gets distracted and cluttered. To discard the clutter, one must surrender their ego and their self-identity. To become less than special, formless. Surrendering of oneself does not mean the loss of autonomy, it means being challenged to grow — growing through humility, learning through service, becoming a student...
The mind to start the day accepting it as a new challenge with many lessons. The keys to success will never be in textbooks, they are passed down to those who are worthy, to those who are teachable. Not everyone will develop the shoshin mindset. For those that attain it, the world will be a wealth of knowledge with more guides than enemies.
“Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind.”
— Zen Proverb
The most fun we have are those formative years of learning. Everything was new, the excitement was in newness, that is the nature of experience. There is a joy in cultivating new skills, being able to do something one could not prior. There is the camaraderie of going through the learning curve together, a bond beyond mere companionship. There is a kinship in going through the grind, the boring parts, and all the magic moments of the beginning. Not just the people who you are experiencing this with, but all of those who have gone before you. Why not continue in this way? Seems a rather dull, unpleasant, and depressing existence if all we deal with is the middle and the end."
Huge thanks to Ben Maestas for his thoughtful and inspired post.
Toledo’s world-class celeb Paolo Suculima De La Concha Zindel posted this appeal to supporters and the community: Thinking of my dear friends Jessa Campbell and Kay Montano-valde May you be held during these times. If you have been touched by the lives of Jessica and Kaleb, you know how special they are. I have been blessed by their presence and love and multiple gifts. At the moment Their Grandmother Lola has passed and they need our support! Please consider gifting them some of what we can put together and more! They have certainly gifted me already so much. LETS HELP THEM FEEL THE LOVE RIGHT NOW when they need it the most. I LOVE YOU JESS KALEB AND CEDAR! Whatever you can give helps even 5 bucks to 500 ! It all adds up! https://www.gofundme.com/costs-for-funeral-for-lola because we love you!!!!
The Toledo High School Leadership Class is putting on this fundraiser in hopes to help out Logan!
Logan is a Class of 2018 student who learned last Spring he had a rare genetic heart disorder, and with persistence and prayers has responded favorably to treatment, though he will need surgery. More details on Facebook.
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