It is a cold, overcast morning. I am sitting at a coffee shop with Juno flopped at my side, sipping slowly on both a brew and a book. Im currently reading About this Life by Barry Lopez. Mr Lopez is an American author who writes both fiction and non-fiction. I am finding his essays on … Continue reading Reading: About this LIfe.
Kelly and I have been trying to work out a way that we can take Juno out with us on our bikes when we are away travelling. One option is to use a purpose built dog trailer (or child trailer) that pulls behind the bike. But these things are bulky (and expensive) and require extra … Continue reading Juno on wheels.
Juno spent 10 minutes intently gazing a blowfly dying on the carpet. What goes on in that little head of yours little buddy?
Most people are familiar with the (originally Japanese) form of poetry known as Haiku. Here is a traditional example: the man pulling radishes points the way with a radish – Issa Or this, a more contemporary one: new moon . . . curve of the steeple bell in winter … Continue reading Haiku.
I have just returned from a week long intensive meditation retreat or sesshin at Kodoji Zendo. It was one of the most difficult and rewarding things I have done. Kodoji is comprised of a small group of wooden buildings set in a bush clearing beneath sheer granite escarpments of Yengo National park. Looking down from … Continue reading Back from Sesshin
I'm about to head into Sesshin ( a meditation retreat) for the next 7 days. So I will be untethered, uncontactable and off-grid for that time. This seems like a good time to disconnect myself from a few other things too. I have taken breaks from using Facebook in the past and have been thinking … Continue reading Untethered.