Remember the Joke! (A Meditation)

Is it indeed so easy to blow away? To be absorbed at last by all there is? We make it seem so hard - or perhaps so undesirable. WE RESIST. Perhaps we need to believe it's hard; Were it to be too easy, we risk acknowledging our fragility. Cry, however, Cry with lifted shaken fist - … Continue reading Remember the Joke! (A Meditation)

WHAT IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW (?!?!)

Back to Basics I lack discipline. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. For me, this is true across the board, but the experience is particularly painful where it relates to the spiritual plane. As is true with love, a spiritual inclination without discipline and practice leaves you entirely at the … Continue reading WHAT IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW (?!?!)

A Bridge Between Here and Gone

For all who’ve gone yet still remain, For all that’s crumbled yet still stands, For everything that today stands walled off - - yet still freely accessible, For all that’s lost that we still yet possess, For all we’ve left behind yet still see before us - … … - Whatever may be out there … Continue reading A Bridge Between Here and Gone

10 or 11 pictures of Robert de Niro, with my random thoughts thrown in there

(3/30 10:18 PM: See below, post updated to correct erroneous information about local mammals.) A groundbreaking combination never before conceived...until now. I obviously haven't been posting much lately, and sometimes it's because I don't have any good ideas, or at least any good ideas that I want to bother actually turning into reality. (Sometimes it's … Continue reading 10 or 11 pictures of Robert de Niro, with my random thoughts thrown in there

The auto-da-fé

It won't stop snowing. This isn't funny anymore. If it ever was. Not now. Not now that this may be the winter of our undoing. 'Tis the season of bad moons and black moons, cold stars and colder sunlight. 'Tis the season of ever winter and never Christmas. 'Tis the season of the Inquisitor. All … Continue reading The auto-da-fé

A simple prayer of thanks

For all our loves and kinsfolk, living and even dead, for all the different things that comprise the measures we use in the accounting of this thing we call our life, we give thanks. For all new life, new people, new vigor that has come to us this year, we give our thanks. For all … Continue reading A simple prayer of thanks

Intro to giving thanks – some basic guidelines

I have a cold and cynical side, and I have a depressed and defeated side. Often, as is true of late, I experience both in tandem. Gratitude and thanksgiving are very important things to which one must give oneself over, and I suppose you could say the season for such things comes at a very … Continue reading Intro to giving thanks – some basic guidelines

Don’t give yourself a heart attack: A meditation

Careening in the background, uncontrollably and at a breakneck, toward the mid-autumnal new moon - and its priestess-goddess and all she and it might portend - the question of the hour is whether the dawn is the most personal or the most impersonal of all the phenomena of wonder to which we are regularly and often … Continue reading Don’t give yourself a heart attack: A meditation

Lamvánontas cháos: A meditation

A sword stabs the flower, The petals begin to fall. You always know the full moon will rise and set on time; It's those half moons. You know what I mean. Always setting too early or too late, And it's unsettling, if you notice. It's never enough merely to be creative; One must actually be … Continue reading Lamvánontas cháos: A meditation