Let’s meditate on defiant determination

So much of what we experience is bound up with defeat - coping with it, admitting it, staving it off, fearing it, dreading it, etc. Consequently, much of our thoughts and contemplations are bound up in it as well. It's natural and rational. It's easy to feel defeated (or on the verge thereof) because we … Continue reading Let’s meditate on defiant determination

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An open letter to the workers of Market Basket

To all the workers of Market Basket: It is not nearly enough to say that I support you, that I stand with you, that I respect every one of you, and that I admire your resolve and your accomplishments with all my heart. Having the courage to risk everything to defend what you have and … Continue reading An open letter to the workers of Market Basket

Tale of a Lost Worker, Part III

Turns out, along the way, I seem to have written a novel. You'd Guess From Their Cries: One Heretic's Quest for Salvation is a tale told in three parts, and in gratitude and love I'm posting the second of those parts, "Tale of a Lost Worker," in its entirety, as a serial. If you missed parts one … Continue reading Tale of a Lost Worker, Part III

Tale of a Lost Worker, Part II

Turns out, along the way, I seem to have written a novel. You'd Guess From Their Cries: One Heretic's Quest for Salvation is a tale told in three parts, and in gratitude and love I'm posting the second of those parts, "Tale of a Lost Worker," in its entirety, as a serial. If you missed part … Continue reading Tale of a Lost Worker, Part II

New Story: Tale of a Lost Worker

If you happened to see any of my hints and teasers regarding our updated Books page, you may already know that my first novel, You'd Guess From Their Cries, is now available via e-book from Amazon. It's a story told in three parts, and before I tell you to buy it, I'm going to share the … Continue reading New Story: Tale of a Lost Worker

XIII. The Great Love Story

The thirteenth hexagram, in its fifth line, presents to us an entirely classic love story. Two ordinary people become lovers, wildly, passionately, ecstatically in love with one another, each finding perfect harmonic resonance in the other. It's the kind of thing we all root for, no matter how hard-hearted or cynical we may be. But the … Continue reading XIII. The Great Love Story

VIII. JOIN THE UNION! (Days of Change)

  As a purportedly aloof and wise wizard and a dutiful five-year student of the I Ching, I am not supposed to play favorites. Then again, part of what makes me such a great New England renegade in the shadow of Monadnock is that I do things I’m not supposed to do all the time. … Continue reading VIII. JOIN THE UNION! (Days of Change)