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This is Bill's blog about Zen, which is to say, everything. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and children, and two very Zen cats.
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Category Archives: Compassion
A student friend of a friend was doing research for a comparative religion class, and I was asked if I would represent Zen Buddhism and answer some questions about my practice. I said I didn’t think I was a good … Continue reading
I found this on PositiveWay.me by way of Successify.net after a friend posted it to Facebook. Isn’t social media grand? It’s a great list. I would only add this: “Watch far less TV.” _________________________________________ By Chiara Fucarino There are two types … Continue reading
I was a bit surprised that some chatter about the book “Teenage Wasteland” cropped up in my Facebook feed this morning. I’d hoped this sorry bit of scholarship would have quietly disappeared by now. It had been an attempt to … Continue reading
WHEN MY daughter was very young, we were watching TV together. I don’t recall the program, but it wasn’t a cartoon, and at a certain point, one character hit another. It wasn’t slapstick; it was mild TV violence by my … Continue reading
We were relatively lucky in our confrontation with Sandy: Two days without power and a vent cap torn from the roof. My wife and I work from home, so gasoline is not an issue for now. Far too many people … Continue reading
I’ve been a fan of TED lectures for years. Yesterday I came across this one by Thandie Newton. I found it quite moving, and at the end, I was struck by the idea that she may have just presented a … Continue reading
Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old … Continue reading
In the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal (12 November 1942), a task force including the USS Barton engaged a much stronger Japanese force. The Barton launched four torpedoes before coming to a full stop to avoid collision with another ship. … Continue reading
I discovered Zen about the same time I became a parent. So I sought out Zen- and Taoist-themed books as my children grew. Some to guide my wife and I, and some to delight the children with vibrant pictures and … Continue reading