Tag: Buddhism

  • On Falling Down

    When we’re kids we fall all the time. Sometimes even on purpose. I stacked it more times that I can count riding bikes, skateboarding, falling out of trees and other various shenanigans in the neighborhood. Yesterday, running downhill on a trail, I caught my right toe on something and fully laid myself out at speed. […]

  • Passing a Note

    I was reading the post Speak the Wild Words and it’s good, you should check it out. This stuck out to me: Craftivism is a kind of anathema to slacktivism, which is the more common path of protest these days – yelling loudly into Facebook to try and effect change. Craftivism, is quieter and gentler, it generates […]

  • The Inspiration for ‘Ride Action is Right Action’

    The Inspiration for ‘Ride Action is Right Action’

    It started with tattoo research, really. I was thinking about getting a tattoo of the Chinese characters (because those aren’t cliché at all, right?) for the Buddhist* Precept of either ‘Right Action’ or ‘Right Effort’ – so I was reading up on the difference between the two. The word action just sounded better than effort […]

  • Drinking Coffee, Looking at the River

    I was sitting looking across this river yesterday morning from the exact same spot and it was so foggy I could barely see the riverbank nearest to me, yet today clear as a bell. One thought I had is that damn, the early settlers and indigenous folks who used to canoe across the river must […]

  • Good Luck With Your Efforts

    I took a little break from the internet space for awhile. Did some things. A lot of sitting and reading. Quite a bit of just sitting. It occurred to me that The Walrus was right. “I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.” Read: we are all […]