Did I Get Old Yet?

I will be speaking at UUFDC the day after my ‘Three-Score-and-Ten’ birthday (for some reason, saying my age that way feels better than saying, ‘Seventieth’). But it also sounds funny when I hear a fellow classmate say, ’OMG! I’m going to be 21 tomorrow! I feel so old!’. ‘Pffft’, I counter, ‘I’ve been there three […]

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Bus Stop Uji

Riding the bus takes time. Sometimes the waiting is almost as long as the ride, but there are lessons to be learned: in the waiting, the riding, the conversations. Dogen, an early 13th century Japanese monk, talked about such things, even making up the ‘word’ Uji (‘existence-time’) to encompass them. I think Dogen would have made a great […]

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Earth Day With Buddha

Immediately upon the arrival of our newly elected government, many references to Climate Change were removed from various federal and state government websites.  The ‘official’ position appears to be that any changes we are experiencing are not caused by human activity; this, despite 97% of climate scientists agreeing that climate-warming trends over the past century […]

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