Category Archives: Social Observations & Commentary

On the Verge, always, of Terra Incognita

Inspired to post by seeing On the Verge (or The Geography of Yearning) by Eric Overmeyer at the Commonweal Theatre, a local treasure. On the Verge is most definitely a dirigible of cool whipped delight with CoolCat wordplay, unless you’re … Continue reading

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Taking refuge, gratefully

Recent years have been emotionally challenging for myself and most of the people I know. Climate destruction, sexism, political nastiness, white supremacy, absence of ethical leadership, aging friends, death, my own physical vulnerability … the long list goes on. Yet, … Continue reading

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Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait”

Tonight at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall I received unexpected medicine. Almost by accident, created by bad weather, I took Josephine, a dear elder and friend from Oxford (UK) who has been my classical music mentor, to a Chicago Symphony concert. We … Continue reading

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This isn’t “the answer”

… yet it makes for one less noisy electricity using device. I found a super-cool manual burr grinder for $275. Practiced restraint and got this one for $50 with a stabilizer insert and shipping.

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Praise God, Honor Dhamma

Through my years at Suan Mokkh, as well as travels as Buddhist monk and teacher, I’ve been blessed to meet many outstanding examples of our bizarre species. Each in their particular ways bring Dhamma alive for us. Two are Mary … Continue reading

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