Category Archives: Off the Wall

Could be anything. A wild card category.

Old Photo

Old photo seeing my parents before we were born  . young and happy full of energy before they knew  . disappointment from themselves from their kids from each other  . It’s hard to believe they  ever looked quite so young … Continue reading

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Waking Up out of a Tradition

Buddham sarinam gacchami. Dammam sarinam gacchami. Sangham sarinam gacchami. I go for refuge to Buddha , Dharma and Sangha. Through the virtues I collect from giving and other perfections, may I become a Buddha for the benefit of all. How … Continue reading

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Solstice Fire

PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON ! my brother belted out   his four-year old son’s favorite song with great gusto  enthusiasm for PUFF ranged around the fire crackling from Immanuel’s fire pit keeping time on the djembe moon not yet risen … Continue reading

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Say what you please, as long as it does not prevent you from seeing how things are. (And when you see that, there will be some things that you won’t say.) – Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophical Investigations 2009 #79 ********************************************* Header … Continue reading

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White House Anti-Nuclear Peace Vigil since 1981

Not long ago I visited Washington DC. Two individuals maintained an anti nuclear / peace vigil in a park across the street from & just North of the White House, for 31 years: Concepcion Picciotto and the late W. Thomas.(deceased, … Continue reading

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Six Habits of Happily Married Couples

Every once in a great while, I perform a marriage ceremony. Even before ordination as a Zen priest, I had one of those minister cards that you can get online. This one came from Universal Ministries. Yes, they are “legal”. … Continue reading

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Leaving Facebookistan

Leaving facebook is like taking down a large Lego house, a piece at a time. Dissasembly of an online persona, now cyber-relic. Of  250+ facebook friends, I only felt inclined to say goodbye to twenty or less. Some of those I knew … Continue reading

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Life After Facebook

It’s been over a week since I last logged in to Facebook. For a former daily user, this gap stands nearly unprecedented. Have had plenty to do in realspace. Am reading actual books. Working on home maintenance projects. Getting to … Continue reading

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Where the Rubber Hits the Road

Am a hopeless nondualist. No “real” self image. No self found separate from experience. No objects at all separate from consciousness. It just makes sense. That, and nondual views accord with the entirety of experience thus far. So… If everything … Continue reading

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