#425: Instructions for Winning (a poem on April 19, 2022)

Get out of the way. Get out of your own way. You’re in the way. The only trouble, the only obstacle, the only real competitionis you. It’s become a cliché, hackneyed, overdone, a truism that neverthelessholds true–unless, of course, it doesn’t. And there may be times and places where and when whatever is stoppingyou fromContinue reading “#425: Instructions for Winning (a poem on April 19, 2022)”

100 Consecutive Days of Meditation Practice; 31 Days Without Sugar, Dairy, Grains, Legumes, Alcohol, and Soy; It’s Spring!

Today my Insight Timer, an iphone app that keeps track of how many consecutive days and how many minutes and hours one spends in meditation practice, confirmed for me the 100th consecutive day of sitting for at least 10 minutes, every other Sunday as much as an hour, on a cushion. Today I have setContinue reading “100 Consecutive Days of Meditation Practice; 31 Days Without Sugar, Dairy, Grains, Legumes, Alcohol, and Soy; It’s Spring!”

Of Resolutions

The only new year’s resolution I’ve ever made and then kept was the one I made last year to publish my novel Monster Talk in 2012. But I think I was cheating because the decision to do the thing was made before the close of 2011 by a couple of days–so the ball was inContinue reading “Of Resolutions”