I’m glad you clicked “About”.  You’re at least a bit curious.  I like curious people.

Blue Jay refers to the many states of mind about me, Jay.  Think of all the meanings of the word “blue”.  It could be the noun “blue” or the adjective “blue”.  All the meanings you can conjure up and more might be covered sometime on this blog.  Plus, many other topics.

I am a middle aged man from Nebraska.  I like personal development in mental and physical contexts.  In fact, I’m convinced the mental and the physical work together in synergy.

Currently, I follow the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.  Dzogchen meditation is an integral part of my practice. 

In addition to Dzogchen, I do something called workout meditation.  That is, I focus on being fully present while using exercise equipment at the gym.  I do not wear ear buds for music.  I stay with the sounds, sights, and scents of the gymnasium.

My avocations include photography and floral arts.  I hope you’ll bookmark bluejayblog and visit here frequently.

67 Responses to About

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  5. Good web site! I truly love how it is easy on my eyes and the data are well written. I’m wondering how I might be notified when a new post has been made. I’ve subscribed to your feed which must do the trick! Have a nice day! “A crime which is the crime of many none avenge.” by Lucan.

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    Wonderful web site. A lot of helpful information here. I’m sending it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious. And naturally, thanks on your sweat!

  7. healthdemystified says:

    Hey Jay,

    Just wanted to personally let you know that I mentioned you in my most recent post at healthdemystified.com, because I just wanted to thank you for what you’ve done to both support my blog and inspire the world with great info on meditation and personal development.

    I’ve also included a backlink over here to your blog, so that hopefully more people will be able to be inspired by your posts.


  8. SoundEagle says:

    There is a palpable depth and diversity in your writing persona and blogging approach, which convince me to follow your blog.

  9. I love when I find a blog so nourishing. I stumbled upon your blog while googling photos for bees this morning for one of our blog sites. I also follow many Tibetan healing practices. Turns out what many of my guides (Angels) were teaching me through spirit is also Tibetan.
    Much Love & Appreciation,

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  12. Stefan says:

    Hi Jay – you really have a fantastic blog with such diverse interesting content! I added you to my blogroll (hope that is ok :))

    Cu around!

  13. yourothermotherhere says:

    Okay, the big important question:

    is that coffee or tea in your cup?

  14. yourothermotherhere says:

    Okay I’m glad you answered. I can check that off my “I’ll always wonder…” list!

  15. Thanks for visit my site & comment over there. Cheers!

  16. Hello Jay,
    You really have a fantastic blog with such interesting content! Thank you also for liking my “You Can Change The World” post. I truly appreciate it 🙂

    “The power of imagination makes us infinite”
    ~John Muir~

  17. Figula says:

    Just wanted to say I love your eclectic blog – especially all the Roman, Swedish and Buddhist stuff:)

  18. Macroviotics says:

    Very interesting, I will try to visit more often

  19. David Borowski says:

    Saw your blog about garbage, I too was interested in doing something about it, specifically I engaged my intellect to address fast food service items like cups, plates, clam shells etc. After several years my partners and I have come up with a solution which we’ve patented and are thinking about taking to market. Here’s my question for you, are the pictures you used in this blog your property or licensed from a legitimate source, I would like to consider using them in our literature.

  20. Hello Jay, sending you a big thank you for the like on my post on the Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum. It was great to get the feedback, cheers GG

  21. fightalone1 says:

    when i first check a blog i always see their about because I want to know what is the purpose behind this blog. You are a cool man Jay

  22. thatssojacob says:

    Hi Jay! Just hopping around the blogosphere and visiting some fun and interesting blogs, I found you and thought I’d say hey. If you want to return the favor, I invite you to come visit my world over at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com. Stay awhile, let’s be friends 🙂

  23. “QUOTE UNQUOTE: Cli-fi is a natural extention of SF. Cli-Fi also seems more plausible than SF becos we’re in opening stanzas of the real thing, today.” — http://northwardho.blogspot.tw/…/cli-fi-is-contemporary-tra…

  24. “QUOTE UNQUOTE: Cli-fi is a natural extention of SF. Cli-Fi also seems more plausible than SF becos we’re in opening stanzas of the real thing, today.” —— http://northwardho.blogspot.tw/2016/04/cli-fi-is-contemporary-tragic-mythology.html

  25. Nice to meet you Jay!

  26. What are you currently learning about life, Jay?

  27. Brenda says:

    Anyone ever tell you you look like Brad Pitt? 🙂

  28. Udi Graff says:

    Dear BlueJay,

    I got to your blog through Google images, and will be grateful if you could email me regarding this blog post https://bluejayblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/its-about-time-2/

    Thank you!

  29. da-AL says:

    thanks for visiting my blog – am much enjoying your site 🙂

  30. Sabrina says:

    Hi! I am a producer with the Weather Channel and would like to talk to you more about your experience with the Night of the Twisters. Please contact me when you have a chance. Your blog is great.

  31. GERARDIN says:


  32. GERARDIN says:

    I am French (and live in France) and I am currently working on a book about Tintin. My job is to find photos and pictures for this book and ask for permission to use them. Are you the author of the picture of Rackham “Calico Jack” found on bluejayblog? If so, do you agree to let us use this picture in this book? If so, can you send it in high resolution? Thank you for your answer.

    • swabby429 says:

      I am not the originator of the image. At the time, it was a stock image I of Jack that I liked best. Perhaps another in-depth Google Image search will be fruitful for you.

      • Sophie Gérardin says:

        Thank you for your quick answer. I am going to follow your advice… Best regards Sophie Gérardin


  33. tiostib says:

    Hello Jay,

    I find your blog insightful and thought provoking, always something that tickles my mind into deeper consideration of the life I’m living.

    I also appreciate that you’ve taken to reviewing my own blog and, in the process, have reminded me of how far my own journey has come.

    Thank you!

    • swabby429 says:

      Thank you for the compliments. Your blog is among the very few that I investigate much earlier content. Your life journey contains many lessons.

  34. equipsblog says:

    I can’t find the follow button on your page. Where am I overlooking it?

  35. equipsblog says:

    It seems I am following because the button just showed up. Oops.

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