Monthly Archives: January 2012

how to drink the rain

He was hunkered over himself, and held his guitar in such a way that you’d have thought he would’ve hidden behind it if he could just make himself small enough. It almost worked. He carried himself onstage like he’d been … Continue reading

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mystery’s hind end

Doug Elliot’s Swarm Tree has been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks now, and the other morning I pulled it out and started flipping through its pages. It’s illustrated with funny little sketches and photographs, like a … Continue reading

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on epiphany

When sitting zazen, even someone with many years of experience may have the beginner’s problem: the tendency to fall asleep. In a group, each person sits as if alone, facing the wall, while the master silently walks around the center … Continue reading

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