the tree that held up the sky is dead

How I lost a tree and gained a hole where a tree used to be When Papa Gino’s suddenly closed like a hundred locations a month or two ago - with no notice to employees, I should mention - I kept it together, but only barely. The company was planning to restructure and about half … Continue reading the tree that held up the sky is dead

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Real-Time Ruminations from the Tectonic Spring 2016

You didn't think I was just gonna tell you jokes about the spectacular spiritual bombardment that is 2016, and then just wish you luck and bail, did you? Come onnnn, that's not my style. There's more behind everything. Contained below are three entries in what could be considered the Wizard Captain’s Log of the Wizard … Continue reading Real-Time Ruminations from the Tectonic Spring 2016

Meditation for a Decent Week

Alone by the banks of the half-frozen river Deep into the night Crouching down in the snow: Spirit of the slumbering winter forest - Slumbering, yes, but not dead. Never dead. Deep breath River flows cold, but there's a fire within - You can tell, can't you? Smile. Even winter gifts us with good weeks … Continue reading Meditation for a Decent Week

If you really wanna be cool, be like this tree

Whenever you can (which, I concede, for the vast majority of us will mean “almost never”), try and greet each dawn the same way, for each dawn is the same. That is to say, each dawn is worth no more and no less than any other. It is only our perceptions of them – our … Continue reading If you really wanna be cool, be like this tree

XXV. In Times of Doubt and Uncertainty, Fear Nothing

Yet again, I am forced to remind myself (in vain, unfortunately) that all 64 hexagrams in the I Ching are to be taken as equals. Having said that, the twenty-fifth is just overflowing with the kind of wisdom and truth we so desperately need in our days and weeks, especially when we are facing difficulties … Continue reading XXV. In Times of Doubt and Uncertainty, Fear Nothing

The Great Thing About Smoking

Even on a Unity Tuesday, it is just so easy to forget what is really going on. Let’s run through some aspects of the present reality:   This is the fifth Unity Tuesday in April, thereby making it a BONUS The full moon has passed us, but the new moon has not yet arrived We … Continue reading The Great Thing About Smoking

Unity Tuesday Under the Sky – Goodbye!

Another Day Time has reached its end, By the grace of Whatever. Go in peace, I mean it, Go in peace. Take nothing of this place with you to the next place you go. Leave it behind. Walk outside, look up at the sky. It's not that different from the dome of a planetarium, is … Continue reading Unity Tuesday Under the Sky – Goodbye!

I Don’t Hate New Hampshire After All

Lest anyone be confused, this is actually an Easter post. Bonding with a Tree It's during this time of the year in particular, early to mid-spring, I think back to my days as a kid in a quiet and rural town in north-central Massachusetts. I always liked to climb trees, scrambling much higher than my mother … Continue reading I Don’t Hate New Hampshire After All

II. The Real World, Planet Earth (Days of Change)

  The second hexagram we encounter paints a vastly different picture—and, as you can see, is comprised entirely of dark and broken lines. While it is tempting to view the second hexagram as the opposite of the first, it is important rather to understand it to be its complement, fitting together like the two equal … Continue reading II. The Real World, Planet Earth (Days of Change)

Meditation on a Mountain

It might strike some as curious on a site that takes its name from a wizard who takes his title from the particular mountain, Monadnock, that we have never really discussed the mountain itself outside of the moniker. This is an unintentional omission on my part. I often find that I fail to differentiate between … Continue reading Meditation on a Mountain