Monthly Archives: May 2005

‘Chillum Dreams~ Shiva Kalpa’

This story is part IV of a series after 'Antaiji–Great Peace' 'Facing the Wall' and 'Groovy in The Golden Days' Growing older is a bit like that illustration of Einstein's Theory of Relativity. Sitting comfortably in a moving train, we … Continue reading

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‘ANTAIJI –Great Peace’

                                              Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, founder of the San Francisco Zen Center, was aremarkable man by any measure. Short in stature, he had a nuclear fireof light within that dazzled everyone who met him. It was both subtleand powerful. His eyes … Continue reading

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‘Facing The Wall’

The Summer of Love in 1967 lasted about ten hours. It was an extraordinary event in history, quite unlike any before or since. Now it is such ancient history that it has a ring like 'The Roaring Twenties,' World War … Continue reading

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“Karmanot”

Many folks have the impression that karma is a back-at-ya thing, if they think of it at all. You know–wack a cat and be reborn as a mouse. "Got Ya!" says old Indra. Do it again Sam. Evangelical Christians, Christians … Continue reading

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‘Chotto Matte & Shigatta Ga Nai’

Ann Arbor– so long ago, so long ago. We all know that feeling when some potent memory comes again out of the mist so fresh, clear, and real that it seems 'now' again. I find myself saying "chotto matte" (wait) … Continue reading

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‘The Cherry Stand’

Highway 101 leaves San Francisco across the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge and heads north. Not too many years ago, the 'highway' ended at about Petaluma, the 'Chicken Captital of the Universe.' It's not that way now. Petaluma is currently a … Continue reading

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‘Cannibal Mothers’

Some women are unforgetable, some indelible, some avatars of pure poison. When they become mothers, the swath of their damage lasts for generations. Years ago, I met one such vortex and the stain of her presence has lasted to this … Continue reading

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