A Walk in the Park, With Peacocks and Meditation 06 Jan 2018

The sun was hiding between the horizon and the tops of the buildings when I arrived at the gate to the park. It was a five minute, hair-raising (1) walk up the six-lane boulevard where green-and-yellow autorickshaws, motorbikes, trucks, and cars beeped and zoomed at, then past me. Women wearing long, flowing robes, headscarves, and … Continue reading A Walk in the Park, With Peacocks and Meditation 06 Jan 2018

Jetstream of Consciousness from Lufthansa LH431, 02 Jan 2018

She turned to face me and glanced at her paper through her red-framed glasses. Ms. Flight Attendant (FA) was a tall German woman whose blonde ponytail and efficiency of both manner and movement revealed that she was the master of this domain. Her eyes switched from me, to the paper, back to me, then the … Continue reading Jetstream of Consciousness from Lufthansa LH431, 02 Jan 2018

Better than Nutella: Fresh Choco-Hazelnut Butter

Cloying is a great word. It means "disgusting or distasteful by reason of excess. For example, cloying sweetness, excessively sweet," Maybe it is its similarity to clawing that makes it so evocative, or maybe my brain has linked it to the sharp, desiccating sensation I get when I taste something so sweet, like commercial Nutella, that I want to scrape … Continue reading Better than Nutella: Fresh Choco-Hazelnut Butter

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Practical Tips for Meditating

Note: This article appeared in the Summer 2017 Issue of Indiana and Yoga Magazine. Thank you to to Ryan and Candice Baggett for publishing my writing. The version here, updated on 11 Dec 2017 differs slightly from the published version. Being present and engaged in the world takes practice. Our minds are complicated. Our lives are … Continue reading Practical Tips for Meditating