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First Week in Austria

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

So.  Has the Austrian Apple lost its schein?  No.  Not hardly.   What did I do today?  Well  I woke up at 7 AM, probably a few minutes after most of my loved ones at home went to sleep for the night.  I have been waking up every day minutes before my alarm.  I have […]

Austria: Arriving and Starting to Settling In

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

It’s taken me until the 3rd night here in Austria before I have done so much as even attempted to figure out how the converters work for me to plug in my laptop.  Luckily, I don’t need to buy any new cables, even for appliances with 3 prongs, while the European plugs only have two […]

Cardboard Wings

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Birdlips – Cardboard Wings Yesterday’s fallen rain for tomorrow’s rising steam And I am sealed inside this vessel somewhere in between Behind the hissing frigid air, behind the sheets of metal My throat is caught on a cluster of knots and my heart has nowhere to settle I stuff some things in bags in the […]

Lonely Haiku

Friday, March 18th, 2011

There is a difference between being and feeling alone and lonely.

What [the] Fish [do we] Know

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Zhuangzi and Huizi were strolling along the dam of the Hao River when Zhuangzi said, “See how the minnows come out and dart around where they please!  That’s what fish really enjoy!” Huizi said, “You’re not a fish — how do you know what fish enjoy?” Zhuangzi said, “You’re not I, so how do you […]


Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Through no fault of his own, the man was hanging on the face of a very tall cliff by just a small root.  His strength and will were beginning to fail, and who should walk past but Jesus of Nazereth. Jesus looked down and took pity on the man.  He bent down very deeply and offered […]

When I was a child

Friday, March 11th, 2011

When I was a child I thought like a child. I reasoned and spoke as I’d be taught as a child. I thought mountains were mountains and trees were just trees. I thought prayer was a thing that you did on your knees. I thought faith was what it was when you heard then believed. But […]