Tag Archives: life

on poetry

“so far as i am concerned, poetry and every other art was and is and forever will be strictly and distinctly a question of individuality…poetry is being, not doing. if you wish to follow, even at a distance, the poet’s calling (and here, as always, i speak from my own totally biased and entirely personal […]

The Art of Peace 5

If you have not Linked yourself To true emptiness, You will never understand The Art of Peace. –Morihei Ueshiba

WOTD 2007-09-20

Word of the Day Schadenfreude n : delight in another person’s misfortune We all know someone like this. Maybe we have experienced schadenfreude in our own lives. It happens when a person is deeply invested in the failure of another. It is small, sad and toxic. You might try this: for the rest of the […]

Twentyfive Skills

Over on O’Reilly, Rick Jelliffe took Popular Mechanic’s 25 Skills Every Man Should Know quiz. I eagerly read through the quiz and I noticed two things. First, I eagerly read through the quiz. Second, I have smirked—on occasion—at women’s magazines that have similar quizzes. It’s all relative to what you believe is important. How did […]

The Art of Peace 4

The Art of Peace is medicine for a sick world. There is evil and disorder in the world because people have forgotten that all things emanate from one source. Return to that source and leave behind all self-centered thoughts, petty desires, and anger. Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything. –Morihei Ueshiba

August Already

Tracy and I vacationed in Fargo in July. I hear you snickering out there, you snickerers. For the record, I like Fargo. Nice town. We visited Tracy’s sister and her family. Those kids know how to show out-of-towners a great time. We all slipped out of North Dakota and into Minnesota for three days of […]