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Diaristic Notations · 1w ago

Let It Go

Prompt: Let It Go by Danna FauldsIt takes so much energy for me to not let it go, yet I hold on with dear life, as the expression goes. It has a life of its own. It could be the pristine sur...
Diaristic Notations · 2M ago

Prajna Paramita

I listened to a dharma talk last week about emptiness by Norman Fisher: Prajna Paramita. He spoke about how we and the objects around us are empty of an essence. We can call a chair a chair ...
Diaristic Notations · 3M ago

Do Something New

The assignment was “Do something new.” l tried to sign up for piano lessons—free as part of a research project at University of Texas... but I'm sure they will reject me because I was honest...
Diaristic Notations · 3M ago

Thank You!

Written to the prompt of W.S. Merwin's Thank You: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/thanksDo we just say thank you for the good things that have been happening? Are there even “good” thing...
Diaristic Notations · 5M ago

“I Want to be a Better Person.” “Really?”

Me?Something feels wrong about trying to be a better person. We talk about changing a lightbulb but we really don't do that, rather, we replace it. Come to think of it, most of my life I've ...
Diaristic Notations · 6M ago

Dance With the Stars

The world isn’t the way I want it to be.The world is just as it is.What am I going to do about it? I mentioned that if someone wrote a screenplay about the world as it is, no one would belie...
Diaristic Notations · 6M ago

Ten Preceptions (a.k.a. Be Nice)

Note: This was written for my second “taking of the precepts,” also called a Jukai ceremony. Some don’t do windows (glass and Microsoft). I don’t do assignments, so instead, I’m giving one p...
Diaristic Notations · 7M ago

Smile!

”A ferocious troll sat under a bridge with his laptop, and when the villagers concurred, “Let’s give money to this wonderful cause,” the troll yelled, “Get off your ass and go volunteer in y...
Diaristic Notations · 7M ago

Proposed Litmus Test

Trump’s idea of only letting people into America who pass a litmus test is interesting to me.To become a citizen, you are tested on what you know. Here are sample questions. And I believe yo...
Diaristic Notations · 7M ago

Listen to Everyone and Believe Noone

One of my favorite teachers would say, “Listen to everyone and believe noone.”This was never so true as when I hitchhiked with a German Shepard to visit Linda in Elgin, Illinois (before we w...