The gr8ful grind: March 2005

Let go of anger; It's an acid that eats away the delicate layers of your happiness

The reverse side has also its reverse side

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Photo of the Day: The hall in which I shall be meditating the next 3 weeks. See you all wehn I get back. Taken May, 2004.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

For some reason when I made a correction of a typo, the link to this photo that I posted yesterday broke. So here it is again. Sorry for the confusion, all.

Photo of the Day: I will be leaving tomorrow for a 3 week silent meditation retreat at Hollyhock Farm on Cortes Island, BC, in Canada.This is a photo I took while at Hollyhock last year, with the tide out. When the tide is in, even the huge bolders you can see are totally under water. May, 2004. (Click on the photo to see the full-sized version)

Monday, March 21, 2005

Photo of the Day: The Space Needle peeks out over the edge of one of the non-linear walls of the Experience Music Project in Seattle, July, 2003.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Photo of the Day: The Crooked River winds its way through Smith Rock State Park near Terrebonne, OR. Feb. 27, 2005

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Photo of the Day: Along the Oregon coast at Oceanside, OR. March 5, 2005

Photo of day before yesterday: Okay, here's a second try on the Little Feat photo. Don't know why the link broke.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Photo of the Day: From Saturday night's performance by the band Little Feat. This is keyboarist Bill Payne. I took this from the left wing of the stage. Feat were in fine form and it was Bill's 56th birthday. I gave him a statue of Kwan Yin for the occassion. I sat with guitarist Fred Tackett for dinner and he was in fine conversational form. Feat played a killer set. All in all it was a really fun night. It's always great to reconnect with these friends. Taken March 12, 2005.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Photo of the Day: My wife looking over goods at one of the vendor booths at Portland's Saturday market. Dec. 19, 2004.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Photo of the Day: Another photo of Mt. Washington in the Oregon Cascades, only this one was taken on a sunny day. Dec. 24, 2004.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Photo of the Day: A display in an Asian art store in Old Town, Portland, OR, December 19, 2004.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Photo of the Day: Art cows in Atlanta, GA. I particularly enjoy the dancing couple at the far end. October, 2004.

The Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh

There is no enlightenment outside of daily life.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Photo of the Day: It's cherry blossom time. Wilsonville, OR, March 5, 2005.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Photo of the Day: Wilson River in the Oregon Coast Range. Saturday, March 5, 2005.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Photo of the Day: Sunset along the Oregon coast near Neatarts Bay. March 5, 2005.

Friday, March 04, 2005

Photo of the Day: A riot of purple. Buchart Gardens, Victoria, BC, May 2004.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Photo of the Day: A glass wall in the entry of a Portland, OR, downtown building. Jan. 26, 2005.

The Wisdom of Alan Watts

Whose mouth could possibly be big enough to describe things as they are?

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Photo of the Day: Waterford Castle, Waterford, Ireland. We stayed a night in this castle and ate in the dining hall, where we got our own personal table servants who served us the meal. It was one of the most fantastical and decadent experiences of my life. We were treated like royalty, which felt very odd and unnatural. But it was something to talk about for a lifetime. (You don't even want to know how much it cost) July, 1997.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Photo of the Day: An old bridge along Hood Canal in Washington state. This small stream is a tributary to a nearby estuary. May, 2004.