Monthly Archives: June 2011

Distant Reader

When I look at site statistics on my old blogs, there is a sole lurker from the Netherlands coming up occasionally. It took me some time to realize the lurker is actually me, signing on to weak proxies in China, … Continue reading

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Two Memories

1. Waiting for my bus this April at Union Station in Chicago, feeling a rush of nostalgia and depression, I turned on an old fall back anthem to misery, and intended to listen to it on repeat for the next … Continue reading

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Wu Wei

“Non-doing in Taoism has nothing to do with inaction,” said a presenter at a conference on Tai Chi this week, “but rather selfless action, action that is without ego, action that is open and flexible to life’s constant changes – … Continue reading

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True bravery, in my estimation, lies in this.

… There is, it seems to us, At best, only a limited value In the knowledge derived from experience. The knowledge imposes a pattern, and falsifies, For the pattern is new in every moment And every moment is a new … Continue reading

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Yearning

It was a gnawing desire for deeper connection and the always present urge to put a pen to a sheet of paper and puncture through the shallow layers of bone and flesh, always after something more meaningful, that led me … Continue reading

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Hold On

Today I decided to keep training for the marathon. That’s just how love works.

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Disconnected

Suddenly, I was staring at an ugly pink and blue curtain in a bright room, and a doctor was there. He told me many things about myself. He told me I was in a hospital. He told me I was … Continue reading

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