Monthly Archives: March 2011

Joe Bageant: The Best Of Men

Joe Bageant, 1946-2011 IN FULL: "Jocotepec, Mexico — Joe lived awhile down the lake. We would visit him of an afternoon, Vi and I, and find him, a bear of a man, bearded mountain Buddha, writing on the porch of … Continue reading

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‘Family’

                                                                                                                               “Seanchai’    For longer than memory allows, … Continue reading

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KOKORO

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‘An Act of Kindness’

    Many years ago, on the Father's Day before he died, my Dad and I talked about 'life' as we often did during all my years. We  had a long, deep conversation on the eve of his heart surgery … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful

    During the early morning in March 1689 , while still dark, Matsuo Basho, Japan's most famous haiku poet, set off on a journey to the desolate northern territories. The journal of his travels became the remarkable travelogue 'Narrow Road … Continue reading

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SABISHII

  "  On the ashes of this nestLove wove with deathly fireThe phoenix takes its restForgetting all desire. After the flame, a pause,After the pain, rebirth.Obeying nature’s laws The phoenix goes to earth. You cannot call it oldYou cannot call it … Continue reading

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‘Mono no Aware’

Mono no Aware         yo no naka wonani nagekamasiyamazakuraFana miru Fodo nokokoro nariseba     Now, in the world With grief At the wild Mountain Cherry Blossoms—- It is ever so       Murasaki Shikibu 11th … Continue reading

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