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Wednesday Sep 24, 2014

Coming Full Circle

after isador
After Isador

The other day, I ran into an acquaintance in Starbucks. I’ll call him Fred. He’s a clear thinker who had suffered much in his life.

Sometime ago, another acquaintance called Herman had told me that Fred had been very rude to him, and that he had put him down. I listened, offered some general advice and then let it go.

Now, about a year later, Fred who is a reliable witness brought up Herman. Fred didn’t know that Herman had already told me about the conflict.

Fred now told me about the irritating encounter with Herman from his point of view. 

The objective truth came out like cream rising to the top in the stillness of awareness. Herman had been the ill-mannered one, not Fred who is a straight shooter.

Monday Sep 01, 2014

STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS

african mojo
African Mojo


Here’s a Zen tale worth reading again. It will elevate your awareness.

An old monk and a young monk were walking along the road when they came to a rushing stream. It was neither too wide nor too deep. They were about to wade across when a beautiful young woman, who had been waiting on the bank, approached them. She was elegantly dressed, and she fluttered her fan and batted her eyelashes, smiling at them with big eyes.

“Oh,” she said, “The current is so swift, the water is so cold, and if my kimono gets wet, it will spoil the silk. Won’t one of you please carry me across the stream?”

And she edged invitingly toward the young monk.

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Friday Aug 22, 2014

The Man with the Dog Continues

man with dog book cover
Book Cover

My short story The Man with Dog has been chosen as an editor’s pick.

Here are the first 10 chapter (30 in all) of The Man with the Dog. If you like what you’ve read so far, give me your vote. Thanks and enjoy!

Click on the link: Man with the Dog

Monday Jul 14, 2014

The Man with the Dog

man with dog book cover
Book Cover

I decided to revisit a short story that I wrote some ten years ago.

Here are the first 5 chapter (30 in all) of The Man with the Dog. If you like what you’ve read so far, give me your vote. Thanks and enjoy!

Click on the link: Man with the Dog

 

 

Monday May 12, 2014

Road Warrior

eden and biker friend
Eden & Biker Friend

Englewood, NJ, 2000

The photo was taken after a ride on my motorcycle. I had recently been on wild trip through Mexico where I bought these vests.

If you feel the need, then you must act on your wanderlust wherever it might take you. This is a path to dharma, your purpose in life. The artist embraces this journey.

Those who choose to put off or ignore the invitation live a life of regret.