Monthly Archives: October 2013

Let It Bee

My bees arrived last spring. They came in two wooden crates with mesh sides no bigger than shoe boxes, buzzing and whining. My wife took pictures of me, grin splitting my face, holding each vibrating box like it contained a … Continue reading

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Reclaim Is The Name Of The Game

Everything I needed to know about value I already knew as a baby. Then I forgot about it as soon as I started listening to others tell me what they thought had worth. I’ve been trying to reclaim that original … Continue reading

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Well, If Those Are My Only Choices, I’ll Take The Highway

The direction of our reality is relative to the angle of our perceptions. Too bad many of us think our reality is the only reality that matters — the way we view things the only truth. The truth is, there … Continue reading

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Hey, Buddy, Can You Spare A Paradigm?

WARNING: The following blog is not an invitation to debate opinions I have spent years developing after comparing them with a wide variety of alternative views. I am fifty now, which means I am old and wise. I’m not some … Continue reading

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Finding The Voice

I turned 50 years old a couple of days ago. Congratulations to me. Even after a half century of life, I’m still a child in many ways. If you believe my wife, that’s not a bad thing. She says I’m … Continue reading

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An Abstract Painting By Any Other Name

To name or not to name? That is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous interpretation, Or to take arms against a sea of critics, And by titling end them? Thanks … Continue reading

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Right Now

I watch the Tibetan monks drape themselves around the sand mandala, tapping the long metal funnels with the patience and cadence of a balanced life. They spend a couple of days there on the floor of a local bookstore, creating … Continue reading

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