The Boxers

The Boxers

This essay is a little weird. It’s a description of a scene and my reaction to it that was both perturbing and engrossing. It was fairly early on in the pandemic, back in May, and I found it so arresting that I jotted it down in my journal as soon as I got home....

Nostalgia, good God, what is it good for?

That title is supposed to be sung to the tune of a similar name, War (What is it good for?) And with that let us begin. I know, I felt it too. What a douche canoe. Let us begin? My son recently saw that phrase on a fantasy football trophy and that revelation opened a...
What is Brodhisattva All About?

What is Brodhisattva All About?

Words are boats that hold ideas. We place an idea into its little boat and send it off across the void, whether that be the physical space between my lips and your ears, or the virtual spaces of the internet, web, blogosphere, what have you. We can only hope that our...
Tao & Balance

Tao & Balance

I have been a (somewhat casual) follower of Tao for over twenty years now. I don’t know that I am a Taoist in a strictly religious sense, and I’ll save the story of how I found the Way for another post. But in a philosophical sense, the overarching ideas...

I am going to disappoint you…

I don’t know when but probably at some point I am going to disappoint you with either a lack of effort or missing a deadline. My brain will always choose to avoid pain. Work is pain. Remembering your birthday, your list, your life is work. So, I will forget or I...