Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pathological Dormancy

So I'm logging into my account on the computer in the house, which I rarely use, since the one in the garage uses Linux which will forever beat the pants off Windows, and I noticed the 'Blogger' button on my browser toolbar. Huh. I have a blog.

So yeah, I'm still here, but no, I have nothing good to say.


ps- I'll try to remember to put a button on my garage computer so all the person who follows me can keep up with all the exciting stuff I don't do.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

new twitter presence:


Friday, June 19, 2009


pf. chyu. as if.

Monday, June 15, 2009


everything is already here
moving at a good speed
residing in the right place
smelling like fresh-baked bread.
as if everything wants to be
the temple shines
the grass greens
the bell sounds all over the world.
all is holy
in the perfect unholy sense
in the faith of itself
and the smell of all there is...

tobiishi sink into the soil
are overcome by ivy and moss.

but the garden path is still there.
the tea house slumbers,
the twigs in their vase await,

tea will come again
in its own time.

gassho from my knees

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Vow of Poverty

In order to pursue the question of whether ethical discipline follows in the footsteps of physical discipline, I am preparing to take a 6 month vow of poverty, much as a Buddhist monk would do upon entering a monastery. The rule:

-I will carry no money, unless for a specific purchase; I will purchase nothing for myself besides hygene items or food.
-I will eat only three times per day, a portion of moderation, consisting of vegetarian fare only.
-I will consume no intoxicants, including caffeine.
-I will sit zazen no less than 60 minutes per day.

To commence for a period of six months beginning 12:am June 21.


Saturday, May 30, 2009


Apparently I'm losing my mind, because I posted the same 'Name' topic twice, not remembering the first one.

Friday, May 29, 2009


Old name: Tobiah - which is Hebrew for 'God is Good'

New name: Tobiishi (pronounced Tow-be-e-she) - which is Japanese for 'Stepping Stones'

Just another step in the right direction.

Ideogram for Tobiishi: 飛石