Updating Always Breaks Everything

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Well, my website is sort of back up. Something glitched in a plug in and locked me out today. I had to deactivate all of them via PHPMyAdmin and ftp. So, currently a number of features are not up anymore… I’ll get to reconfiguring them tomorrow. I think all the mission critical ones work though. […]

Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 in Blog | No Comments
Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

So, I am single again this year for Valentine’s Day. Rather than the standard victim nonsense that has begun to spread across my social media feeds, I thought I’d express my thoughts on the holiday in a slightly different way. First off, here’s a little back-story on the holiday. In Catholicism, there’s a fun practice […]

Cold Rain

Posted on Jan 31, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

Cold rain falls. Upon the earth Upon this temple Upon my heart Wash dust from the earth Stale tears from my cheeks And the lie from my thoughts Trickle deep to my roots To the heart of my soul To the seeds hidden there So ripen each furrow. Down there in the dark Where eyes […]

Leaves

Posted on Jan 29, 2014 in Blog | One Comment
Leaves

This morning I stopped by the Vietnamese Temple in Sarasota (Chua Linh Phong) again to meditate. The monk/abbot of the temple was there for the first time in these weekday trips. The grounds were awash in gold and red decorations, preparation for new years tomorrow. I asked if it was okay for me to sit […]

Offerings

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 in Blog | No Comments
Offerings

This past year, I started a consistent sitting meditation practice, rather than solely active meditation. In previous years I sat as well, but this year it finally stuck and started making sense. Maybe it’s being in my thirties, maybe I finally tamed my monkey mind enough that it can sit still for more than a […]

Temple Bells

Posted on Jan 23, 2014 in Blog | No Comments
Temple Bells

I stopped at the temple to meditate this morning. I have taken to going there in odd moments when I have a free time. I enjoy the presence of the place without the congregation. I like it with the congregation as well, but there’s is a stillness when I’m there alone. Only the caretaker and […]

This ‘ol heart of mine

Posted on Jan 12, 2014 in Blog | 3 Comments
This ‘ol heart of mine

I never thought I’d be enjoying Excel on a Sunday morning…. There’s something about this simple metered task that gives comfort, routine, a focus. I flip through sheets and documents tracking down values and checking them to see if I’ve made an error. Verify. Question. Explore. Try again. Reconsider. I’ve been on an emotional roller-coaster […]

Fried or Fertilized

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

“Fried or fertilized” is clearly post-structural genius using intentionally heavy-handed filming techniques to draw attention to the economic struggle of minorities and the banality of modern pop existence. The question of “Fried or fertilized?” poses the ancient biological question of investing resources into reproduction or immediate survival. Time and energy spent reproducing is wasted in […]

Bruno Mars: Gorilla sex… Are you sure?!?

Posted on Oct 27, 2013 in Blog | 4 Comments
Bruno Mars: Gorilla sex… Are you sure?!?

Tonight, I encountered Bruno Mars’ new song, “Gorilla.” I think perhaps his choice of simile was ill-chosen,   In the beginning of the video, there is a discussion between two “exotic dancers” regarding a new girl who is sleeping with a man that one of the girls has a claim of some sort upon, my guess […]

How we can have a cold winter this year and still have climate shift?!?

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 in Blog | One Comment
How we can have a cold winter this year and still have climate shift?!?

The major issue here at play is a term called “scope.” I’d like to use a metaphor because.. Well, I like metaphors. Consider a song, any song, it doesn’t really matter what. Over the course of it playing, the sound rises and falls not always in a completely regular pattern, but with some consistency. And it […]