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A thing I did!

So I have been offline since last Thursday sometime (I know, unthinkable, right?) and didn’t know whether Scotland was independent or the Stock Market had crashed or zombies taken over New York City or anything until I walked in the door coming back home not too long ago and M told me (well, she didn’t mention the zombie thing, but I assume she would have, right?). 550 more words


The Zen of Travel

“Follow your bliss”
Joseph Campbell~

Mine obviously is travel. There are many moments when journeying around the world, or even in your backyard, that you encounter bliss.

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A Cup Of Tea

One day a university professor came to visit Nan-In, a zen master in Meiji Era to inquire about the nature of Zen. The master politely invited the professor into his house and offered him tea and the professor gladly agreed. 150 more words



Thanks all for your likes of my previous post! Here more of my effort at ZEN verse plus a few explanations as to the use of specific terms and definitions. 361 more words


The Enigma of "Now then."

“Now then.”

A greeting most peculiar.

“Now then.”

“Sorry; what? When? …Come again?

I had thought it beyond my ken,

This irreverent paradox of moorland men. 262 more words


Why every American should pull over at the next park they see, and run

Go ahead. Don’t think twice. It’s Sunday, get off the sofa, put down the nachos, and drive – a Sunday drive, as they used to say. 471 more words


Speak softly.Or speak less like an angry sailor.

I’m trying to get better at saying what I mean. Okay, Most of the time: There’s a place for polite social lies, like”no I don’t think you’re  262 more words