Category Archives: spiritual ecologies

Be at home

Be at home. In this body. In this home, even though I sometimes want to do a complete start-over somewhere else. I live here now. So be at home. In the midst of this scruffy, strange high desert experiment of … Continue reading

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Window at night

Two Leyland cypresses have grown to bracket the window I can look out when I meditate. If I meditate. If I look. I’m not the sort of person who can sit still and meditate in the morning. When I wake … Continue reading

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On Fukuoka

  “I do not particularly like the word ‘work.’ Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think that is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people … Continue reading

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It’s always now…Sam Harris

Here’s the truth. Sam Harris speaks the truth. I’m at a point in life when I honestly don’t know how many days I have left. Maybe more maybe less. I’ve lost friends. We all have. None of us knows what’s … Continue reading

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Buddhism and Adversity

As a student of Buddhism, I’m learning and practicing. As for being a Buddhist, I’m a pretty bad Buddhist. I don’t have a sangha. I don’t go on retreats. I don’t even have the money to go on retreats. If … Continue reading

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Art and the tracks

Two constants in my very young life: art and railroad tracks. Those still fascinate me. The environment around the tracks is a weird little world of its own, no matter where. In the northwestern corner of Ohio, the tracks form … Continue reading

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On being sensitive

“You’re so sensitive.” “You’re too sensitive.” Said innocently. Said with a smile. Or said with a laugh. Or sometimes said with a thunderhead of judgment in the air.  I’ve heard it said in so many tones, in so many ways, … Continue reading

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Gaslighting 2013

Gaslighting. Sometime after the ex walked away, I happened to see that old 1944 Ingrid Bergman film, “Gaslight.” When I saw it, it began to firm up some realizations. First was the realization that I’d been gaslighted for a number … Continue reading

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Stay…go…stay…

I’ve been offered a home loan modification.  Thinking practically, I know this will help me get by for the next year and a half. Being realistic, I know that things are never quite that equal. Things happen. That’s the problem; … Continue reading

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Just hope

My current vocation might be described as scanning the horizon for hope. Not hope as the companion of fear or of failure or of despair and depression.  Not some starry hope for the future.  Just hope. Right now. As it … Continue reading

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