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octobre 2013

Back and running the course

By | octobre 20th, 2013|Categories: Textes|

Having never left, I'm back again... The itinerary, as Roshi Joan Halifax said recently as a tip to travelers, is always subject to reality. Myself, I let the summer run its course, with many twists [...]

juin 2013

Teachings of a whole lifetime

By | juin 7th, 2013|Categories: Textes|

A monk asked Yun Men: "What are the teachings of a whole lifetime?" Yun Men replied: "An appropriate response." Not really anything else to add... Yet there remains the question: What is the "appropriate response"?

mai 2013

avril 2013

mars 2013

Right where you are

By | mars 28th, 2013|Categories: Textes|

Preparing for a new voyage today: I'll be heading in a few hours for retreat near Lisbon. I'll cross national borders and time zones, shift from one set of cultural habits and ways to another, [...]

One small effort (without fanfare)

By | mars 24th, 2013|Categories: Textes|

Since my last post here... and spring without fanfare. And meanwhile: Whatever snow there was is now long gone. And the sun is as loyal as ever, behind or before the clouds. And night, [...]

The Next Big Thing:  »Here We Are »

By | mars 17th, 2013|Categories: Poésie|

Here's my self-interview for the ongoing Next Big Thing project connecting us all and reflecting each of us and our work, gem-to-gem, around the net. Each writer/artist gets the same set of questions to answer [...]


By | mars 15th, 2013|Categories: Textes|

I'm not a Catholic, nor a Christian for that matter, nor an ardent follower of the Vatican. Among my favorite "pope" moments recently was the terrific Nanni Moretti film "Habeus Papum" starring Michel Piccoli as [...]

Another load of laundry

By | mars 9th, 2013|Categories: Textes|

Something came up yesterday that I just knew was the next entry here. Involved with some other preoccupation at the time, I had no choice but to put off the noting of that brilliant moment. [...]

Filling the silence

By | mars 1st, 2013|Categories: Textes|

During a pause while the dentist was doing work in my mouth today, he was telling me something (I can't now recall what). I asked him why he was telling me this. He replied, to [...]

février 2013

janvier 2013

Obama’s beginner’s mind moment

By | janvier 27th, 2013|Categories: Textes|

A quick note since it's been awhile: For me, one of the finest moments (among many!) of the past week was when Barack Obama, after taking his official oath of office for his second term [...]

Open skies

By | janvier 18th, 2013|Categories: Textes|

Having been traveling back and forth across an ocean and continents in past weeks, I've had a good opportunity to expand my direct experience of the world beyond my usual parameters. As ever, all that [...]

2013 wishes as big as the world

By | janvier 5th, 2013|Categories: Textes|

With these few modest words, I offer each of you my wishes as big as the world for a bountiful coming year, moment to moment, wherever you go, whatever you do. Ringing in the new [...]

décembre 2012

Everyone, everywhere in the world

By | décembre 11th, 2012|Categories: Textes|

Days are growing shorter and colder here as December deepens. I find myself doing the same, slowing with the slowing down, turning with the turning to the deep that lies inward. A few days ago [...]


By | décembre 2nd, 2012|Categories: Textes|

Second day of a new month, a week after my last post, night falling in Paris: So it goes. I want to officially thank all those who sent me birthday greetings yesterday. You made my [...]

novembre 2012