Category Archives: Tao | Zen

Infrared and in visible

A week ago today, one of the people I follow on Twitter — Tom McLaughlan (@daruma) — caught my eye with these 76 characters, quoting someone else to be mentioned below: “I wonder how many writers get together to compare … Continue reading

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Practicing with uncertainty: ‘Joshu’s dog spreads wings’

More than twenty years ago, I was a member of an amateur choral group that performed a Mozart Litany (K. 125). While it may have lacked the grandeur of the Verdi Requiem or the Beethoven Choral, it was the most … Continue reading

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Pretending to have a Japanese garden

This photo and the following bulleted paragraph are from my About page, which deconstructs the title of this blog, in this case the middle word “garden”: ‚óŹ “…garden…” The dry landscape garden (kare-sansui) at Ryoan-ji temple in Kyoto is the … Continue reading

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The Present Monument IV: Performance

What is performance but our best rebuttal to mortality? — George Sheehan Monuments give a voice to time. Some speak of inspiration and perspiration, of a momentary vision followed by an interval — days, years, or in nature even eons … Continue reading

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