Tag Archives: Zen

What we discover off the beaten path

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both, And be one traveler, long I stood, And looked down one as far as I could, To where it bent in the undergrowth”- Robert Frost I have written extensively … Continue reading

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The greatest cooking discovery since fire?

“I put instant coffee in a microwave oven and almost went back in time.” – Steven Wright I was thinking about Kellyanne Conway’s observation about “microwaves that turn into cameras.” Though I have never heard about this before it did remind … Continue reading

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What can you control?

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter I am no different from anyone else, I would rather be in control … Continue reading

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Biting off more than we can chew

“Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.” – Ella Williams For a guy my size and age I am a good road cyclist. Over the course of the last ten years or so I have probably ridden 60,000 … Continue reading

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Catching my breath

TRUMP REPORTEDLY ACCUSES AUSTRALIA OF TRYING TO SEND THE NEXT ‘BOSTON BOMBERS’ TO U.S.  TRUMP’S YEMEN RAID MAY HAVE RESULTED IN MORE CIVILIAN DEATHS  NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR MICHAEL FLYNN PUTS IRAN ‘ON NOTICE’ FOLLOWING BALLISTIC MISSILE TEST  TRUMP TELLS MITCH … Continue reading

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How we are weaved together

The Vietnamese Buddhist monk, author and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) preaches the concept of interdependence. In personal terms, you and I remain and develop because of the existence of each other. Thay concludes that if we stay mindful … Continue reading

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The book that wasn’t, a journey of rejection

Back in 2011 I wrote a manuscript (I guess it’s not a book until it is published) which blended a Christian text with Buddhist and Zen concepts. I described it as “using the Book of Saint James as a writing prompt, … Continue reading

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