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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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Does a buddha have Molly nature?

That’s our cat Molly. Although she has the up-raised visage of a Madonna or an about-to-be-martyred saint in some 14th century painting, there is nothing angelic or beatific or holy about her. Like all cats, her outlook and bearing accord … Continue reading

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Drawing Daruma in amethyst

This bullet is from my About page: The favicon, the image preceding the URL (Web address) at the top of your browser window, is a tiny version of my digital drawing to the right. This mimics Jiun Onko’s 18th-century brush … Continue reading

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