Monthly Archives: October 2012

Slack Tide

Jonah and I drove down to the river to go swimming this afternoon.  Well, he went swimming, and I got to throw the stick.  But the river!  The river!  It was perfectly still, no current, no tides, no flowing, no … Continue reading

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The rains are back!

Whew!  I ambled down in the cold air today to take a look at my friend the river, leaving my dogs at home howling in the injustice of it all.  Human perk.  I get to go down there by myself … Continue reading

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Impermanence teaching from my teacher, Sogyal Rinpoche

October 14 The fear that impermanence awakens in us, that nothing is real and nothing lasts, is, we come to discover, our greatest friend because it drives us to ask: If everything dies and changes, then what is really true? … Continue reading

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What is the right thing to do

I’ve organized a clean up tomorrow at the river, cleaning out glass shards and fishing line and cigarette butts and plastic bits of this and that, all along the banks before the rains fill the river back up and carry … Continue reading

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Magic

Humanity has lost that instinctive tie to the rhythms and patterns of Nature, and with that loss has come a loss of the reality of magic.Nature tries to show us everyday that all forms of life can teach us. As … Continue reading

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Bare Bones

Dry. It’s so dry. The earth is cracking open with little crevasses, like on the flanks of Mt. Hood in the ice. Dust everywhere. Down by the river, it’s slippery with sand and dust, and the water level keeps dropping, … Continue reading

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