Recent Posts








« Previous Entries Next Entries »

Space Pirates! A History of Buddhist Physics.

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Austria is magical.  (OK, so everything is magic)  Austria! The Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna, the founder of the Madhyamika school of Mahayana Buddhism struck my Buddhist Mind and Reality class quite dumb after elaborating on his proposal that there is no absolute truth, and by stating so, he was not proposing an absolute truth.   This […]

Keep on Running

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Although I’ve only been here a week, I can’t help but find myself wondering, “is this where I belong?  Will I stay here?  What if I get a work visa and can stay indefinitely?  Will I want that?  Will I do it?” I love Austria, but I have to keep in mind that it is […]

Consensual Reality

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

My thoughts have been focusing around time in varying capacities these days.  Understanding time as relative to each perceiver has greatly influenced my way of looking at life — I have been kicking around this term in my head that’s something like “consensual reality.”  You can start from many trains of thought — one I […]

Save the Planet

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

The planet doesn’t need you to save it.  And you really aren’t going to do anything worthy feeling like you’re “saving” anything or anyone by recycling, riding your bike, or putting more energy efficient light bulbs in your sockets. This planet and the VAST majority of earthlings would prefer if you made efforts to preserve […]

Language, Qualms, and Toki Pona

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

So I have been considering systematically eliminating words from my daily conversations.  I don’t know the way I’d do it, but something like a random number generator that selects a word from a list, perhaps starting with a list of nouns, and not using that word.  Anyway, I don’t think I’m going to actually follow […]

and God Noticed…

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Geneis 1:4 …וַיַּ֧רְא אֱלֹהִ֛ים אֶת־ הָאֹ֖ור כִּי־ טֹ֑וב viyar elohim et-ha’ovr ki tov… Viyar is usually translated as “saw.”  God saw that the light was good.  Viyar also means see-to- something.  Like, see to it that our guests have enough food… God created light, separated the light from the dark, then saw to it that […]

Step Towards Peace: 1

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Drink tea. Drink coffee, drink milk, drink water, drink juice, drink viper blood.  It doesn’t really matter.  Drink something. Really drink something. You have 24 hours tomorrow, that’s 1,440 minutes.  I promise you that you can find 10 minutes in there to do nothing but sip, smell, taste, feel, swallow, and smile.  It’s not that […]

Violence is Suicide: (I’d rather stand in front of guns than behind the people holding them)

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

No, I will not support the troops. Not by clicking that link, not by wearing a red shirt, not by joining your facebook group. In fact, I don’t support your troops at all. I don’t care who they are. Even if they were my brother, my father, my grandfather, my cousin, my uncle, my neighbor, […]

Dislocated Spirits

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

You are a fantastic worm, born in the middle of Jupiter. As you crawl out from one level of the core to the next, from metal layer to rock layer to ice layer to violent atmosphere… At each level you metamorphose into a new being more capable of passing through the medium at that level. […]

Love rymes with a hideous car wreck.

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Jesus blesses the little children. Society oppresses the little children. Strife is coming. Vayelech Avram. Abram WENT. He went not knowing where he was going. He went with reason to believe he’d never see his father again. He went ‘to the place that God will show him.’ He didn’t even know the destination. He went […]

« Previous Entries Next Entries »