Monthly Archives: December 2010

Book Review – Canti – By Giacomo Leopardi -Translated by Jonathan Galassi – The 41 poems in Leopardi’s collected “Canti” are distinct, and beautiful, for dwelling on a threshold between feeling and thought, between the sensuous world and the mind, between presence and absence. Like no other poet, Leopardi captures the subtlest … Continue reading

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Shodo Harada Roshi New Year’s poem from my teacher, Shodo Harada Roshi, the abbot at the Rinzai Zen monastery, Sogen-ji in Okayama-shi Japan…

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New Radicals – You Get What You Give Wake up kids We’ve got the dreamers disease Age 14 They got you down on your knees So polite You’re busy still saying please Frienemies Who when you’re down ain’t your friend Every night We smash their Mercedes-Benz First … Continue reading

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CBR Image Preview I’ve loved the Hernandez Brother’s work for as long as they’ve been making comic books and this new format they’ve been using really works for me. At issue 3 “Love and Rockets” properly hits its stride and the two … Continue reading

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The Who – Squeeze Box Mama’s got a squeeze box She wears on her chest And when Daddy comes home He never gets no rest ‘Cause she’s playing all night And the music’s all right Mama’s got a squeeze box Daddy never sleeps at … Continue reading

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Hermitary: the hermit, hermits, eremitism, solitude, silence, anchorites, recluses, simplicity You wish to make a good friend? Look at the pine and cypress trees. Amidst the frost, they do not fall to earth. When winter comes, they do not leave.

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The Nine Step Bottled Wind Pranayama Practice The wind element of the body, corresponding to our chi, is the easiest element to transform. So most cultivation paths in the world start with breathing practices since they focus on changing this easiest-to-transform wind element. Since mind and … Continue reading

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