February 9, 2020

I seldom remember my dreams, but sometimes they are humdingers. From this one came a no-self revelation: given the transcendental truth that everyone I see is me, I’ll get to do all the things! There is no “fear of missing out” because I — ***I****, Big Cosmic I That Unifies All — will do everything! Read more

February 1, 2020

She is the totem of the United States, and if her attributes seem contradictory and confusing perhaps that’s best seen as a reflection of the animating contest of democracy. (Or maybe there’s a little bit of my lady Eris in her makeup.) Read more

January 28, 2020

There is no avoiding the breaking, the cracking, the flaws. But it is up to us how we interpret them, whether we see the world as a disappointing fallen version of some perfect Platonic realm, or revel in the realness. Read more

January 20, 2020

Divine voices work mysteriously Read more

January 7, 2020

Fifty is a big landmark. And now that I’ve almost gotten there, in some ways it doesn’t match what I dreamed about. So the question is, which story am I going to tell myself? The Most Interesting Man In The World contender, or the lonesome loser? Which is the answer to “Who am I?”? Or is perhaps neither the answer? Read more

January 6, 2020

but I am a magician, a poet in the realm of acts and what I see means what I say that it means Read more

December 31, 2019

As I considered what I need for this coming year, and what I think we all need now, the word that came to mind was “finding”. Read more

December 31, 2019

The year remains New until Imbolc, more or less midway between December’s winter solstice and March’s spring equinox. That’s when the energy of spring, of new growth, starts moving. Your work from now until then is just to prepare. Read more

December 16, 2019

I’ve done it every year since, and I’m come to think of it as keeping the pilot light on through the darkness of the longest night. And that feels highly relevant this year. Read more

December 16, 2019

At first glance the 1980s action movie Roadhouse seems a world away from the eight-century-old collection of Zen koans titled the Mumonkan (“The Gateless Gate”), but “Be nice until it’s time to not be nice” is something of a koan. Read more

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