Notes on a Buddhist path

Killing me softly

October 27, 2013 By | 6 Comments

Each week that has come and gone since that decision has solicited the same quandary: “What is calling me to write today?” The answer has been an unsettling silence.

100…and more

August 5, 2013 By | 8 Comments

My 100th post! What started as a writing practice, something to keep my wordsmith juices pumping, has become an avenue of insight for me over these many months.

Why write?

January 6, 2013 By | 8 Comments

Sharing my words with the big, luminous planet there’s an intimacy and a threshold that I cross over each time I hit that “Publish” button.

Sending Off This Letter

September 19, 2012 By | Leave a Comment

After living here for over four and a half years I’ve finally taken the plunge and applied for citizenship. The process may take nearly two years, but Canada, you’re so worth the wait.

The Sweet Spot

August 12, 2012 By | 6 Comments

I was looking forward to a blissful 48 hours of no plans. It turned out life had other ideas. A worker bee heaviness began to coat my weekend wings.

Words for Aurora

July 22, 2012 By | 3 Comments

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. ~ Buddha My recent article at LifeAsAHuman.com is all about words. Yummy, fragile, crooked, blessed words. After I finished writing it I realized I hadn’t gotten words out of my system. I just had to say more about words. Words spin me like […]

Is there any I out there?

May 20, 2012 By | 4 Comments

As a writer my I is fixated on birthing pithy lines of prose and then killing all my little darlings, watching words emerge as perfect butterflies from ethereal cocoons only to pluck the wings from their temporal bodies in search of deeper meanings.

Blind ambition

May 5, 2012 By | 4 Comments

I’ve been awash in the words of Annie Dillard these past weeks. Reading “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” and “The Writing Life” have been epiphanies and deep hard lessons in the way of words.

With gratitude…

April 21, 2012 By | Leave a Comment

If you can just appreciate each thing, one by one, then you will have pure gratitude. Even though you observe just one flower, that one flower includes everything. ~ Shunryu Suzuki Roshi There’s a new article of mine up at Life As a Human. It’s about winter and spring and the gratitude that arises at […]

A Writing Life

April 16, 2012 By | 2 Comments

At one time I dreamed of pursuing a masters degree in creative writing. Now I’m of the school that created bastions of notable and not so known wordsmiths whose only imperative was this: writers read and writers write.

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