October 28, 2014

11:19 AM | A Banality
If we know how to, we love our kids (which is a big “if” (since many of us weren’t loved or were not loved “right”)). They take that love and, hopefully, pass it on (a big “hopefully” since they are so many matching and existential variables involved). That’s how the world is righted, a heart […]

October 26, 2014

12:52 PM | Pure Experience
“I suddenly realize that at last after more than seventy years of looking I see things as they are – what a phrase, “as they are” – and not, as in all past years, wrapped in concepts, e.g. man, woman, flowers, trees.  I see them now as islands of black and white that move, or […]

October 18, 2014

10:05 AM | A Common Sense Definition of Common Sense
I’d like to offer you, arguably, an uncommon definition of common sense.  A definition that I myself refer to as “a common sense definition of common sense.” Common sense is (literally) what can be commonly sensed. Not thought or felt but sensed.  If you and I are both sensing (seeing) a sunrise, that’s something that […]

October 08, 2014

11:20 AM | Excitement, Compassion, Not-Knowing
As a parent I asked myself the other day (while falling asleep) – what am I modeling to my kid? And here’s what crystallized in mind: “Only three virtues I know and stand for: Excitement, Compassion and Not-knowing.” Sure, as a parent, there all kinds of things I need to teach and impart and model […]

October 01, 2014

6:24 PM | A Grief Hygiene
“The cup is already broken,” they say in Zen lore. Yes, we know: we get dogs knowing that we will most likely outlive them. We’ve learned to look at our fragile tech gizmos with that acquired acceptance of “it’s built-in obsolescence.” Impermanence is all around us: Heraclitus knew it, Buddha knew it. We all know […]
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