Asking and Answering

Although I originally subscribed to the newsletter How to Save the World because I was researching a project the writer was involved in, I came to appreciate his writing and sincerity. His awakening has felt to parallel mine at times: starting off with a strong desire to effect change in the world, then, with deeperContinue reading “Asking and Answering”

Character Examinations

We see some of the we characters we thought of as noble and ‘good’ as sadly ineffectual and even dangerous due to the very values we love so much, for one thing. And we reluctantly love, even forgive, indisputable monsters. George R.R. Martin has said in interviews that he finds the question of redemption especially fascinating. Me, too…

Romancing the Woo

I try to keep in mind the ‘decidedly non-woo’ when I write blog posts about meditation or insight, because there isn’t much out there aimed at secular practitioners of contemplative arts, aside from some (great) Zen practices like koan study and Just Sitting. That said, I think it shows sometimes, that I’m holding myself back,Continue reading “Romancing the Woo”

NaNoWrimo

It’s been quite a while since I posted, not due to lost interest, but rather to the legal course I was taking requiring all my energies. I’m finished now, and it will be interesting to see what comes of this new pathway. 🙂 In the meantime, I decided to jump into NaNoWrimo. This is myContinue reading “NaNoWrimo”

Lifeshocks

So I’m reading a book. Actually, since last writing about books here, I’ve gone through around twenty, but the book I’m reading now (in hardcover no less) seems fitting for this blog. Especially, it seems fitting because I’m not sure many people will hear about it for a while, and I think the concept isContinue reading “Lifeshocks”

Appreciation: Presenting what Presents

Have returned from a trip, and from writing elsewhere about the trip in a way that surprised even myself. It all just poured through like sunshine, first thing in the morning…

The Singing Gecko, a Story – Part 2

Most “serious adults with responsibilities” find it hard to relax, to allow ourselves to open up and play with life. Perhaps that’s why we remember the moments we do, so clearly.  Having shared the early stages of my romance with awareness in Part 1, this tale becomes more fun. So… I was fairly content with theContinue reading “The Singing Gecko, a Story – Part 2”

Sagacity + Love = Serendipity?

It took a conspiracy of happenings, bridging many years and changes, connections, and impossible odds, to bring such a situation about, fueled by a mysterious energy.