Category: Awakening Web

As the Days Lengthen: A Celebration of 2016

Night-before-last (Dec. 21, 4:44 AM) was the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere. Oddly, this doesn’t necessarily mean yesterday was the shortest day of the year. (See Britain’s schedule, for example.) But today here in Nashville the day’s length did start to increase — by a whopping 2 seconds. The thing is, I’ve been wanting to … Continue reading As the Days Lengthen: A Celebration of 2016


Three Pivotal Websites

There’s something about Thanksgiving. Trying to put my finger on it, my best guess is it’s how it eases me into winter, my least favorite season. Also, by holiday-standards, it’s the soft, introverted celebration — not completely lost between Halloween and Christmas, but not subject to their wild commercialism either. But maybe what I like … Continue reading Three Pivotal Websites


World Kindness Day

Tomorrow (Friday, November 13, 2015) is World Kindness Day. I first heard of it just a couple of weeks ago, when perusing Smashing Magazine’s latest wallpapers. If you’ve never seen these awesome wallpapers, go now. They’re spectacular. They come out the first day of every month in a variety of sizes and versions. I’ve been downloading … Continue reading World Kindness Day


The Awakening Web

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.” – Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, p.21 Many people I encounter think that being on the Web is the opposite of mindfulness. While I understand this belief (there is much stupidity — and worse — on the Web), even … Continue reading The Awakening Web


Buddhism and This Geek

Lately my Buddhist inclinations seem to be sneaking into this blog. And I’m concerned it may be off-putting to some of you. If so, I sympathize — for any number of reasons. At the top of my list is the way spirituality and the language of faith are exploited in the name of all major religions — … Continue reading Buddhism and This Geek