Words of wisdom

By on 12-22-2013

Thus should you look upon this changing world: All component things are impermanent.  All component things are subject to dissolution. See all of this world  As a star at dawn, a bubble in a stream, A flash of lightning in a summer cloud, A flickering lamp, a phantom and a dream.   Buddha...

Spring Poem

By on 4-24-2013

Today, spring is hot and thick, felt on the fingertips like oil slick between your pads — And promise blows through trees drunk on new leaves and green, green growth that almost glows— We forget what year it is and how old our bodies are, remembering every other spring, a bounty of birth potential glimpsed in fluffy bunnies, fuzzy chicks making us want to gambol & skip… Flying down the freeway again, the wind...

Best run from my first autocross in a year

By on 3-05-2013

I’m back to autocrossing this year! The big development bringing me back is teaching Alexander, who is Jeffrey’s 15 1/3 year old, about this easy-to-access, affordable, and super-fun form of performance driving. This is my sixth run of the day, my best by about a half second, although my standings among all competitors that day was nothing but mid-pack. (Sorry, that metallic clicking sound is a dangly thing bonking against on the rear view...

Voice of Trees (a poetic rebuttal)

By on 2-22-2013

Voice of Trees   The trees, I do not think, they would not speak so prosaically of boredom and visitations. No, they stand serene and always connected to the other tree and bird and flower and even a very few people, lucky ones who feel their quiet power. If trees could speak and show their being to those of us rushing around on human timescales, it would sound like poetry, like musical scales, like...