How I Traveled to Colorado via Magical Lobster Trap

How I Traveled to Colorado via Magical Lobster Trap

i lived in Colorado for five months out of this past year, a tremendous change from living in metropolises like New York City and Tokyo, as i have primarily lived for over a decade. i was mostly stationed in the mystical land of Crestone, a unique and powerful place...
Christmas Presence

Christmas Presence

this holiday season, i am contemplating presence and how that may be the only gift we ever really need to give. my sister, Alicia, and i were up late wrapping presents on Christmas Eve. while this is not unusual, i congratulated myself on being ahead of schedule on...
Creating a World of Change

Creating a World of Change

Always in motion is the future. ~ Yoda, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back ~ three days ago would have signaled my 12th anniversary of moving to NYC. today i found this draft from September 16th, 2012 (written just a month shy of my 9th anniversary of moving...
Soaring Fearlessly in Freedom: Colorado, Part 1

Soaring Fearlessly in Freedom: Colorado, Part 1

Most gulls don’t bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight—how to get from shore to food and back again. For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight. More than anything...
Remember How You Got Here

Remember How You Got Here

The most important thing is remembering the most important thing. ~ Zen master Suzuki Roshi ~ Bambina is my “Little Elephant.” i met Bambina when we were serendipitously placed together as roommates during study abroad in Italy. we became fast friends as...
Where the Heart Is (Part 3)

Where the Heart Is (Part 3)

You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief, But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound. And how shall you rise beyond your days and nights unless you break...
Where the Heart is (Part 2)

Where the Heart is (Part 2)

But the hunter was also the hunted; For many of my arrows left my bow only to seek my own breast. And the flier was also the creeper; For when my wings were spread in the sun their shadow upon the earth was a turtle. And I the believer was also the doubter; For often...
Where the Heart Is (Part 1)

Where the Heart Is (Part 1)

Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul. If either your sails or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas. For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining, and passion,...
Listening to the Voices

Listening to the Voices

Understand Heaven in a very literal sense—Space. See, we are in Heaven now because the Earth is a spaceship, and Heaven is Space. What is called in Chinese ‘Kōng,’ Japanese ‘Kū,’ 空 – the void. That’s what is important. That we, most of us, don’t know this. Even...