Discipline and routine

I’ve been meditating for about 7 years, but I have had a really hard time sticking to a regular meditation routine. It seems like it is really easy to talk myself out of it. Any excuse will work for me. Meditation is, if I’m being honest, quite boring. All you do is sit there for […]

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first photos

Here is another one from the archives, from my series of first photos. This is one of my all time favorite photos. I love that my brother is sticking his tongue out at me as I take the photo. Doug and mom look like they want to sell us to the circus. Also, I totally […]

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right speech

Yesterday, I found these instructions from the Buddha on right speech: The criteria for deciding what is worth saying [1] “In the case of words that the Tathagata knows to be unfactual, untrue, unbeneficial (or: not connected with the goal), unendearing & disagreeable to others, he does not say them. [2] “In the case of […]

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Street fair

YesterdayAfter our run we went to Portland for the Hawthorne Street Fair. (Apologies if anyone finds any of these photos offensive. I think they are funny.) There were people selling hilariously irreverent postcards and bags made out of old porn movie film.  I bought some funny postcards! And more serious books. I even shot some […]

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Sunday runday

I am happy to report that I was able to run today! My injury is healing up and I am in significantly less pain. Actually, the pain is pretty much gone. I’m still healing but I am so relieved to not be in excruciating pain anymore. Today’s scheduled run was 4 miles and I took […]

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