Philosophy

Chasing the Grail

It occurred to me in sivasanah yesterday that I came back here to attend things that were never quite finished years ago, and now have been given all new directions. The vision I had was of a horse and rider, on a beach. He threw at me a white orb. It was my dream as well, last night. It must have been a snowball. I woke this morning to snow, falling, making everything clean and fresh, feeling good again. I…

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Seaside Lotus

Krishnamurti, teacher of many things, I am studying this, and many philosophies.  Its easy to see why so many great thinkers came from Italy, it is the natural progression of the human to wonder why we are given the beauty of this place… It is possible to disconnect from the trap of the rat race and be introspective, here between the sea and the mountains, far from everything I know- even the English language.  The distance from here is enough…

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Down and Out in Denver

On more and more corners of downtown Denver, at Speer, Colfax and Broadway I see unwashed people of all gender, race and creed, usually adult, dressed in rags sleepily holding cardboard scraps with marker written messages asking for money. There seems to be several methods of “spare changing.” I see one lady with a baby stroller and a couple of kids crying. I wonder how many times a day she’s pinched them to elicit that reaction. I gave some strung…

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Velentine’s abroad 2007 still ick

Just another Tuesday in February, the dark of winter as I can easily be drawn into morbid moments of self pity.  Walking ancient cobblestoned streets, listening to echoes of Slavic conversation riochet down the narrow streets through old town square on my way to lotus, buddhist centrum on Dlhoua Street.  The yoga helped. The job is coming and the money not far behind, just a few more weeks of teaching English. Last week I had my final meeting at Strom,…

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ex·pa·tri·ate

Dictionary dot com’s main entry for expatriate reads as follows: ex·pa·tri·ate Pronunciation: ek-\’spA-trE-\”At Function: verb Inflected Forms: -at·ed; -at·ing transitive verb : to voluntarily withdraw (oneself) from allegiance to one’s native country intransitive verb : to renounce allegiance to one’s country and abandon one’s nationality voluntarily — ex·pa·tri·ate  noun —ex·pa·tri·a·tion ek-spA-trE-‘A- noun v. tr. To remove (oneself) from residence in one\’s native land. nv. intr. To give up residence in one’s homeland. To renounce allegiance to one\’s homeland. n. One…

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