Category Archives: Philosophy

The Person Who Says It Cannot Be Done…

  The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it ~Chinese proverb

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I did a radical thing this morning. I deactivated my Facebook account. I joined Facebook several years ago (in 2008 or 2009—who can remember?). And in that time, I have accumulated lots of Facebook…

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Beauty is in the Cracks

Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in  –Leonard Cohen, “Anthem” ~ Perfection. We all want it. We strive for it in our practice, our training, our execution of applications and forms. … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Poets – Class Photo

What an awesome bunch in my Kung Fu for Poets workshop today at the Nanaimo Museum! We rocked the joint working on Liuhebafa moves #1 Stop Cart & Ask Directions, #6 Replace Star with North Star, and #31 Monkey Picks … Continue reading

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Poetry as Healing Sounds for the Planet

It may look like I’m leading a prayer circle. But in fact, I was sharing some Healing Sounds Qigong with participants at the Cascadia Poetry Festival in Seattle on the weekend, as part of my presentation on eco-poetry. (Thanks to … Continue reading

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One Grand Circle

Sometimes you have to head off in the opposite direction to reach your destination…

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The Tao of Totem Poles

Mushrooms are sprouting from the old totem poles, now laid to rest in the forests of Nanaimo’s Bowen Park. Sprouting from eyelashes, jawbones, armpits, wingtips… I am reminded of T.S. Eliot’s epitaph (which he chose himself) inscribed above his interred … Continue reading

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