Making My Peace With January

Now that it’s just about over If you remember my fall dispatches, we are confronted with a curiosity in the sense that I described at modest length the experience of driving in a winter wonderland of snow. In, I believe, October. Since then, there was like a month and a half of zero snow –Continue reading “Making My Peace With January”

The sunrise salvation party (XXXV)

One of the coolest things about the I Ching is the way it manages to so simply describe events and possibilities we know to exist, things we know to be real and yet simultaneously know to be intangible, unprovable, and even to some degree imaginary. Fortunately, the I Ching is not an insecure Scripture. ItContinue reading “The sunrise salvation party (XXXV)”

Promise on the Way

The summer’s trail swings low and then high, The Milky Way may be but a path to hell, Among enemies, naysayers, annum trevails by and by, Even as many remain who yet wish us well. Grand Sol beats down on pines, fields of green, The hills doth make haste to respond, All while mysteries flutterContinue reading “Promise on the Way”

XX. The High View

For the purposes of this hexagram, we are provided a very clear image of a tower upon a hill. The sage who sits atop the tower can see far and wide, understanding the world and its people below. Just as importantly, though, the sage himself can be seen by all the people. It’s just asContinue reading “XX. The High View”

Sometimes, the Tricks are so Simple That They Aren’t Even Tricks (Gear Up Mondays)

“Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” -Sun Tzu,Continue reading “Sometimes, the Tricks are so Simple That They Aren’t Even Tricks (Gear Up Mondays)”