Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Speaking of why one writes, Beckett opines:

"James Joyce was a synthesizer trying to bring in as much as he could, I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can."

Neither of them lived long enough to experience our information-overload times:where synthesizing and analyzing are both almost impossible.

Bloggers, like all contemporary writers, are called to be Sifters of all this information overload! Onward with the Sifting so!!!

we are on mars

Monday, June 23, 2014

you might not remember

you might not remember 

it's happened before 

what don't you know ?

(the hidden hand now available streaming on netflix)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

A Samurai’s Creed

A Samurai’s Creed
Anonymous, Circa 1300

I have no parents; 
I make the heaven and earth my mother and father.
I have no home; 
I make awareness my dwelling.
I have no life and death; 
I make the tides of breathing my life and death.

I have no divine power; 
I make honesty my divine power.

I have no means; 
I make understanding my means.

I have no magic secrets; 
I make character my magic secret.

I have no body; 
I make endurance my body.

I have no eyes; 
I make the flash of lightning my eyes.

I have no ears; 
I make sensibility my ears.

I have no limbs; 
I make promptness my limbs.

I have no strategy; 
I make “unshadowed by thought” my strategy

I have no designs; 
I make “seizing opportunity by the forelock” my design.

I have no miracles; 
I make right action my miracle.

I have no principles; 
I make adaptability to all circumstances my principles.

I have no tactics; 
I make emptiness and fullness my tactics.

I have no talents; 
I make ready wit my talent.

I have no friends; 
I make my mind my friend.

I have no enemy; 
I make carelessness my enemy.

I have no armor; 
I make benevolence and righteousness my armor.

I have no castle; 
I make immovable mind my castle.

I have no sword; 
I make absence of self my sword. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014


Changes have been made to the global “normal” template.

Do you want to save those changes?

Yes.  Yes, I do want to save the changes to the global “normal” template.  I probably like the new “normal” better than the old one.  If not --- hey, it’s just a template:  I can change it anytime I want.

Your changes cannot be saved.

What?! I want to learn more about this.  Why can’t I save changes to the global “normal” template?

Your file is “read-only.”

Sunday, June 8, 2014

what is the greatest ?

art is what ?

art is a lie that

makes us see the truth

pablo picasso

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

mauna kea heavens

this exhausted mind

Rest in natural great peace

This exhausted mind

Beaten helplessly by karma and neurotic thoughts

Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves

In the infinite ocean of samsara

Rest in natural great peace