Monthly Archives: July 2012

Seeing Over the Ridge

Seeing Over the Ridge Before I drove deep into the desert My eyes narrowed and squint before the hills and cliffs They cup the morning haze The mirror reveals the V creased line Like a brand, the shape in my … Continue reading

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The Monk’s Question

There is no writing what I feel I cannot listen to the longing song for relief I cannot sing – the lock on the chords will not lift without the wave breaking Silent in the pool, all that is hoped … Continue reading

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New Mexico – Spirit Place

There are some reasons I have done the week long journey to New Mexico the last couple of years that have only become evident while experiencing the trip… I have known, from the very beginning of my travel there that … Continue reading

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Sort of Awake in Trinidad

Trinidad Colorado is where I crashed after four days of hiking, climbing, and evening sessions of meditation.  The evening began with a check in at a Holiday Inn Express! (I found myself distraught because I could not even share the … Continue reading

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Aspen Grove

July 6th – Aspen Grove Monks get it – and yet the popular stereotype is that they somehow live a life that is so disciplined and protected that they do not fall victim to the same forces we worldly folk … Continue reading

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Long Trip Home

A long trip home became tolerable – thanks to my monastic friends, and the discussion on what I call “active meditation”, I began to use some new tools to drive with relative ease.  (I will transfer my hand written work … Continue reading

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Bugs is not the only one… Wrong Turn at Albuquerque!

It was a busy day in New Mexico – perfect for climbing and hiking; got off the path, got lost, cell phone battery died, found my way back to the trail, and after 5 hours of hiking, I ended the … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Day

It was a beautiful day today… 90 degrees in New Mexico is so, so different.  My body aches from climbing and hiking, but it’s a good ache.  Outside of the cramp in my foot, still only half way up the … Continue reading

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Wake up on the 4th to climb

Yesterday, as I sat down to listen to the webcast after my discussion with a wonderful Buddhist  host, I realized my fear about climbing today are not about heights… they are about finding compassion for myself and others.  I listened … Continue reading

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A.A. “Bill” Eastin – Blue eyed love

As I neared the end of my first day of travel to New Mexico, I passed through a long stretch of road from the place where I was born to the place I will soon lay may head.  I drove … Continue reading

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