Punching At The Shrine, Partying At The Temple

It demonstrates the way these two different paths fit together here. Religion is not seen as an either-or choice. [Read more…]

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Back In Japan

And so I’ll get a little time in here with both Shinto and Buddhist deities.
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Omedeto Rainbow (52 Make-up Week 17)

A rule for art: if you don’t have technique, have a fresh and creative approach.
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“Riddle Under Foot” (Poem, 52 Make-up Week 16)

They scatter me
and then cut me down
but I rise again [Read more…]

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A Call To Inaction

It is easy to say, "Something must be done!" It is easy to do something, and say "We did something; good for us." It is more difficult to do the right thing. [Read more…]

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Kenny Klein And Jerks In Your Lineage

If we see our spiritual selves primarily as products of a lineage, as inheritors of a chain of succession from some original teacher, then any imperfection along that line is reflected in us. We are sullied by the actions of those who have gone before. [Read more…]

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“Ka-Bloom!” (Photograph, “52 Make-Up” Week 15)

When you really stop and take a close look at things, sometimes you see cool stuff. Like small blossoms exuberantly exploding from a tree you look at every day but rarely see. [Read more…]

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What Science Is And Isn’t

So let us join with Uncle Walt in saying "Hurrah for positive science!" But let us not try to make scientific facts, free of the possibility of value, our dwelling place. [Read more…]

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Who Are You, What Have You Sacrificed?

And then some folks get the idea that Jeshua might have the qualifications to be the Roman-ass-kicking anointed one the people are looking for. They convince themselves that he is the Messiah. [Read more…]

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Remaking

When my mother got sick back in September, she was wearing this little crystal pendant. Somewhere in the excitement, either when she fell, or somewhere in the EMT/ambulance/ER confusion, it got broken. [Read more…]

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