Wednesday, June 27, 2007

2. Do a Past Life Regression

An illustration of the Rebirth (reincarnation) process, including the postmortem existence in the supraphysical realms (where the so-called dead live), from the perspective of the Christian esoteric teachings (western).Image via WikipediaPast Life Regression is a technique where a subject, under hypnosis, is taken back, or regressed, to a point in time before his/her birth.

For those who believe in reincarnation, PLR is said to be a way to experience past lives. Others believe that perhaps, rather than one's own past, PLR opens a channel for other spirits to speak through a person, or for a person to experience or to recall a collective memory. Or, of course, there is always the chance that it is completely hocus-pocus, and the "memories" are nothing more than our own memories from reading books or watching TV or movies, or even fabrications by an active imagination.

Nonetheless, the subject of Past Life Regression has always attracted me, and I would like to have it done to see what I can experience -- whether it is possible that I have had past lives or not.

I will have to research this subject more.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

1. Take an Around-the-World Cruise

I am not new to ships. In fact, my first experience was a long sea voyage from the US to Japan when I was about 6 months old, aboard the SS President Wilson (postcard on the left).
In 1970, my family again returned to Japan on an American President Lines ship, this time the Wilson's sister ship, the SS President Cleveland.
These voyages probably shaped my life in some way, because I later joined the Navy and spent 10 years near the water, taking journeys on various ships and submarines. And later, after the Navy, I've enjoyed being a passenger on several cruises to the Carribean with my wife and kids. It was nice being "pampered" on the cruises, and I've always enjoyed visiting exotic ports, so, now that it will be just my wife and me, I think the idea of a 'round-the-world cruise is looking very attractive.
But cost is a factor... For the romantic in me, nothing would compare to the 'round the world maiden voyage of Cunard's Queen Victoria in 2008. But its gonna cost 30k for a room with a view. Think about it, though! 106 days of luxury...
Holland America has a 2008 voyage aboard the ms Amsterdam. This 113 days... and costs $25k for a view, $50k for a verandah. Cunard is looking better. But Holland America's itenerary takes a little jot into the Black Sea... interesting.
So is it worth it? How do I prepare for something like this? Stay tuned...

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

So, why am I doing this?

P1130937Image by Matthew Vandenbossche via FlickrHere I am looking at the half-century mark... the big five zero. So I have maybe a good couple of decades left to get things done (maybe) before I kick off. I plan to use this place to start developing my dreams for What I Would De Before I Die If I Had No Limits. (Perhaps that would be a better tag for this blog?)...

Anyway, I plan to track what I want to do and take action and get a lot of them done... or at least started :-)

I thought about how to really do this online... because I want to start with an idea and develop it as time goes on. I think I will do the exposition of ideas here and then put the development and tracking into a Wiki or something similar.

Look for more info in days to come... Right now I have to go write a note to Apple to see if they can design a phone for Boomers because we are all approaching the age (or are already there) where we need reading glasses... and things like cell phones are getting harder to use because we can't see the small numbers and print. (I stopped wearing a watch for that very reason).

Dear Steve... please consider designing a version of the iPhone with big numbers and letters so that your fellow boomers can use it. (sincerely, etc).


Saturday, June 16, 2007

What to do

OK. So there are still a lot of things I want to do before I die. My intention is to start here and try to capture as meny of them as possible.