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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 […]

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 […]

I Like Mantras: Think. Everything is Beautiful

Friday, October 16th, 2009

A dear friend of mine one day suggested I find a mantra. I had been trying to think of one for a while. Some ideas popped in my head but sounded forced, cold, not-accurate. “There’s not a spot that God is not.” “Let it be.” Things like these blew around the caverns in my mind […]

I know you’re out there

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

I used to wake up an hour earlier than usual before elementary school and high school — perhaps once a month, sometimes every day for a week or two. I’d go running. I remember beginning the conversation, “OK. Hi, God. Let’s talk.” These were fairly simple conversations, I thought. Conversations that were very one sided. […]

A Poem (meta)phor Me!

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The hunger pangs ache Sustenance is plentiful Why do I not eat?

The Walking Meditator (or How I Became, “That Guy.”) (Part 1)

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Reading this blog to get to know me is much like looking through a rain splattered stained glass window trying to make out a figure in the distance.  You know the direction I’m heading, you comprehend that I am more or less of humanoid characteristics, and you would probably note that I’m either heading in […]

The Spirit of Christmas

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

I found it!  For a shining, magical moment…  I found the spirit of Christmas amidst the ugly place we call Tysons Corner, Virginia through the horribly selfish and dangerous northern Virginian drivers, beyond the greedy shoppers, and well, well outside the festively (and wastefully) wrapped presents. I don’t like buying things.  I don’t need things.  […]