Yin Mandala Series

Years ago, I was playing around in Photoshop while meditating on “Yin” energy. Yin Yang is a Taoist symbol, and a good portion of my spirituality is based on Taoism (in addition to Zen/Chan Buddhism). Ultimately, I made about two-dozen variations of a single photo composite, and…

Lots of times, I feel like I can’t keep up with my thoughts. I forget the metaphor Buddhists use for a wild mind, but it’s something involving a large and dangerous mammal. They might refer to it as a raging, wild elephant or something, and I totally connect with that.

I was recently invited to a naked yoga class by a friend. I’ll be honest, I don’t love my body, so the prospect of doing naked yoga was daunting.

So of course, I said yes. How could I not when at the simple thought of it, my pulse quickened? …

I’m trying something new by publishing serial short stories as NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain. At the most basic level, this means that these stories will be public and free, forever.

In publishingland, there’s a practice of going ‘permafree,’ which means that the published work is free on retailers, usually…

I was born in 1981, and recently, I started to carry around a coin: a Morgan Silver Dollar, from 1881.

It was made 100 years before I was born. It’s been held by people I’ve never met, who are long dead. …


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