Saturday, August 25, 2018

RIP John McCain

I sincerely regret the passing of John McCain, but I also wrote to chide him when he chose to pivot to the Right again with a speech at Liberty University years ago.
As Vox Media said about choosing Sarah Palin: "... he also betrayed his own values hoping to win a presidential election, and sent the Republican Party down the path to Trump"
A mixed bag for sure, but also both a patriot and a pivotal figure in American politics. RIP

Thursday, August 23, 2018

uplift dream

A dream last night: I was with a bunch of lifelong friends from high school. We were on a large forklift which was lifting everyone up to where we wanted to go. It broke and we got in trouble with the owners, Trumpista loggers, and our lives were now in danger. "You're not Democrats, are you?" asked the team leader...

Thursday, August 16, 2018

back to the cushion

After a lapse of several months in my meditation practice, I returned to it. Short sessions reminded me again of its centrality and I simply started up fully again. Challenging times in terms of politics, work time, and institutional crisis in my Buddhist community knocked me off course, but they require more, not less, practice.