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January 13, 2020

“The saying goes, ‘The black tides of heaven direct the courses of human lives.’

To which a wise teacher said, ‘But as with all waters, one can swim against the tide.”

I am rather late to the party, but with the thought that a book that's old to me may be new to someone...

December 30, 2019

I'm not a huge fan of resolutions, but the New Year always feels like a good time to start new things. I don't have huge goals for 2020, but there are a few targets I am aiming for.

1. Daily exercise

I need to work out everyday. I hate exercising, however. The idea of sw...

December 28, 2019

While 2019 has been an eventful and a somewhat stressful year, I would like to look back and think about what I am grateful.

1. My loved ones and I are healthy

This is the most important thing to be grateful for in any year. The state of the world is, shall we say, prett...

November 28, 2019

The truth has got its boots on. And it's going to start kicking.

I have made my admiration of Terry Pratchett very obvious, but I have not really reviewed many of his books, in part because I want to read outside of my favorite novels and in part because I know I won't...

November 28, 2019

November draws to a close and it’s very nearly the end of the year. Endings are difficult, sometimes. We don’t like knowing that all good things come to an end, much as we know that endings are part of the cycle of time.

This month, I want to share about a late colleagu...

October 28, 2019

Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play. (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, IMDB)
 

I watched Maleficent:...

October 28, 2019

If you've been following my blog, you may have noticed in the few interviews that I've conducted that I always ask about my interviewees' creative disciplines or routines. Some people sit down and get right to it; others have to go through a few steps before they can b...

October 21, 2019

In a world where some humans are evolving and developing special, even incredible, abilities, the Evolved Ones – EOs – face grave uncertainty and danger: it's a game of hide and seek that ends with far too many of their kind disappearing, permanently.

In Awakening (Book...

September 25, 2019

September is a busy period for me, to the point where eking out any time to write is a huge challenge, hence I chose to focus on meditation and Zen teachings all month. I wouldn't consider myself a Zen practitioner - that would require more dedication and effort than I...

September 21, 2019

"Who am I?" I ask the world. 

The wind rustles through leaves and grass.

I am listening.

Hazy afternoon.

Common mynas curving through the air. 

Time to go home.

You said

"Not until then."

It is now.

Gomphrena blossoms

Cut and dried in the sun.

Colorful corpses.

Yesterday I made te...

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