2021 Haiku #1

Having hit a wall in terms of stories and articles because silence these days seems preferable to speech, it’s time for some haiku. For about 40 years now I’ve had a semi-regular practice of spontaneous composition of free-form poetry or haiku. They often get lightly edited afterwards to clarify the original thought or polish itContinue reading “2021 Haiku #1”

Story 7 Omimi in Saarland

Story 7 Omimi in Saarland Speaking of kidney chi depletion which Tetsu was unable to treat himself for despite being able to cure congenital deafness and lameness in others reminds me of something I witnessed years ago in Saarland, a special province in Germany on the border with France halfway between Paris and Frankfurt. KidneyContinue reading “Story 7 Omimi in Saarland”

Dylan: Knowing the Unknown

Article 42 Dylan: Knowing the Unknown This article is inspired by listening to Bob Dylan singing with friends including Donovan in London. What immediately follows is a lightly edited email to an old friend who runs a news aggregator website: https://sitrepworld.info/ on which was a link to the song ‘It’s all over now Baby Blue:’Continue reading “Dylan: Knowing the Unknown”

Grandfather’s Perpetual Learning Dream

Story 5: Grandfather’s Learning Dream Grandfather was born around the end of the last century. One of seven boys, their family was the first in the area to have a car. By the time he died, cars with their roads were everywhere. On our last day together he drove us out of the front gateContinue reading “Grandfather’s Perpetual Learning Dream”

Story 3: Tree of Life Dream

3 Tree of Life Dream Some dreams are remembered only as ending fragments (most in my case), but some are fairly involved stories which can be recalled years later. This one took place around 2015; I was then living in Nova Scotia, Canada which is where this one took place. The dream: Times were changing.Continue reading “Story 3: Tree of Life Dream”

From the Land of the Dead to the Land of the Living

https://bookshop.org/books/1-000-books-to-read-before-you-die-a-life-changing-list/9781523504459 Preface: Someone told me this story about an old friend who made a Youtube recently about his experience with a near death experience (NDE) and its after-effects. We were driving at the time and then had a sudden flat tire adventure so my memory of the story is a little hazy. It seemed toContinue reading “From the Land of the Dead to the Land of the Living”