Category Archives: Books

I Ching

I used to work with the I Ching before I fell into the black hole of corporate overtime. I decided with all the potential changes in the wind, the Book of Changes was the perfect tool to assess and plan. … Continue reading

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Hot Summer Days and Light Summer Reading

We are finally getting days of heat and humidity, the kind that will have clouds piling up by noon and dark skies by two or three. The wind begins to pick up and you hear the thunder. It means working in … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

Being a cheapskate (or thrifty depending on your thought) I have no cable and no television. However, I have internet and internet means I have YouTube. When it’s late and I’m too tired to work but still too awake to … Continue reading

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A Problem or an Inconvenience

Yesterday I began a new gong. Spring is here and I am trying to use the increasing daylight and temperature to kick start having more energy and getting more done. Winter slows me down. This is as nature intended, but … Continue reading

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Vernal Equinox chūn fēn 春分 Mar 20th

Monday was the vernal equinox. It was a very warm sunny day here and without much wind , which has been unusual lately. Everyone seemed very happy to celebrate the first day of spring, including yours truly. In the traditional … Continue reading

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Sacred Geometry

I never liked math all through school, it was drudge work, although the memorization of multiplication tables did prove useful. I got good grades. but it all was a nuisance. My relationship with math went completely to hell in high … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Chop Wood, Carry Water

  In Zen Buddhism one method of freeing the mind is the use of koan riddles, like the familiar “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” There are also a lot of aphorisms or sayings used to try to … Continue reading

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