Shortly before my son returned home from his three years work term in Japan, he sent back a few boxes with clothes and books he accumulated over that period. He used Japan’s postal service for that and, trying to save a few bucks, he paid the surface rate, you know, the one where they stuff every […]Read more "Divine! Divine! Open up a path! Or postal encounters of the third kind."
Prologue I suppose there shouldn’t be a need for a prologue to a blog post; after all, this isn’t a book or an academic paper. Alas, I feel there is a need for it. Having dedicated more than 40 years of my life to the study of the Yijing (I Ching)–and I mean “study” not […]Read more "On “Disaster”, Walking Staffs and the Yijing"
Just recently, a fellow Yixue student, the philosopher, musician and writer, Will Buckingham, wrote a very interesting article for Aeon Magazine, titled the “Uncertainty Machine”. Here are a few thoughts that I intended to post as a comment to the article but it became too long, and I think important, to be forgotten in a […]Read more "On Uncertainty and the Yijing"
The other day I closed a circle, so to speak, when I watched an interview of Damien Echols on CBS Sunday Morning. The man was convicted–still is, actually–along with two other men, for the brutal murder of three boys in 1993. They are known as The West Memphis Three: After some new DNA evidence was […]Read more "Taming tigers"
A few years ago, seven or eight years, perhaps, I started having sleep problems. Not one to pop anything that requires a prescription unless I absolutely have to, I refused to seek that kind of help: I rather feed the pharmaceutical of my own choosing. So, what’s a sleepless man to do? I reached for […]Read more "On dreams, opposition and abundance. Oh, and Cher too…"