Notes on a Buddhist path

The unbelievable lightness of being

March 25, 2012 By | 12 Comments

For months I had been in a state of dis-ease with my Buddhist practice, wondering where my beliefs fit into my life and what I held as dear.

Cellular release

March 21, 2012 By | Leave a Comment

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.~ Mahatma Gandhi Last week I returned from my seven day silent meditation retreat. (More to come of that transcendent experience in my next blog post.) A few days after getting back to the city I gave up my cell phone.Yep, and I’m still breathing. Read all about it […]

Remembering Japan and cherry blossoms

March 6, 2012 By | Leave a Comment

Sunday will be the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. I have a new article at lifeasahuman.com that looks back at that event and honours the enduring strength of the Japanese people.

Time to move

March 5, 2012 By | 8 Comments

There’s an enlivened charge for me these days around words. It could be my heightened sense of their proximity and my renewed vows towards my writing. Or maybe it’s the quaking of something that has wanted to emerge for a dozen lifetimes.

Wings and a prayer

February 28, 2012 By | 1 Comment

Prayer is a funny thing. People usually come to it when things aren’t going well. More precisely when things are heading to hell in a runaway handbasket.

Love the one you’re with

February 13, 2012 By | 9 Comments

I sank into the massage table, every cell of me ready to be pummeled and coaxed into relaxation. Since this was my first visit to Russell I made sure to tell him I like a very deep massage. Placing his hands on my back, he said he knew why I liked it rough: my body felt like petrified wood.

Oh, that can’t be good.

Humans being

January 30, 2012 By | 1 Comment

Last week I saw “Being in the World”, a thoughtful and affirming film of philosophers and masters of music, carpentry, sports, cooking and some mighty fine juggling. It really touched me. So, I wrote an article about it.

Leonard Cohen, may I have this dance?

January 29, 2012 By | 13 Comments

The other day I realized I may never have sex again. Or learn to play the cello. Or ride the Orient Express. When you reach my stage in life a lot of the things you thought would have happened by now haven’t and things you thought would never end now have a looming expiration date.

Multitasking, shmultitasking

January 19, 2012 By | Leave a Comment

My article exposing the dark underbelly of the multitasking cartel has just been published at LifeAsAHuman.com. Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll discover.

Will that be one egg or two?

January 15, 2012 By | 4 Comments

My mother always used to say “to make an omelette, you gotta break a few eggs.” Or maybe that was Julia Child. In any case I got the message early on that sometimes things have to get messy before the good part shows up.

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