Not Another Mountain Metaphor

The sun, pouring down mellow gold, seemed to be shining only for them, and the wind gave them voice; but the gestures of their outstretched arms appeared wholly independent of the wind, and impressed one with a solemn awe that overbore all our knowledge of causes, and brought us into the condition of being newlyContinue reading “Not Another Mountain Metaphor”

But First, The Thaw by Andy Waterman

You’re still wearing your winter down when the first false spring appears one lunchtime in late February  or early March.  The sun choosing for one day only to burn with a ferocity you forgot it had. Thoughts turn right on Hereford,  left on Boylston and keep racing and racing toward borrowed houses made of wood,Continue reading “But First, The Thaw by Andy Waterman”

We’re Doing It All Wrong: Misconceptions About Meditation, Mindfulness, and Zen

This post is going to (attempt) to be short and sweet like Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel. What initially drew me to this book was my summer working as an archery instructor at the YMCA. This is where I was affectionately known as “Archery Jake” and had all day to shootContinue reading “We’re Doing It All Wrong: Misconceptions About Meditation, Mindfulness, and Zen”