Monthly Archives: March 2017

Will Sing for Wontons

“I’ve made a small fortune busking in my days. A very small fortune.” – Spotted on a musicians’ online message board — Posted in roundabout response to the WordPress Daily Prompt: Fortune (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/fortune-2/)

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‘A Subtle Game of Equilibrium’: To Live and Die in Go

“Any game where the goal is to build territory has to be beautiful. There may be phases of combat, but they are only the means to an end, to allow your territory to survive. One of the most extraordinary aspects … Continue reading

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Stubbing Your Toe on the Philosopher’s Stone, or, ‘If It Ain’t Broke, You Can’t Fix It’

Note: The quoted material in this post contains a wee bit of adult language, so ‘caveat lector.’ “Golden Elixir is another name for one’s fundamental nature. There is no other Golden Elixir outside one’s fundamental nature. All human beings have this … Continue reading

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‘For the good are always the merry’ – On the Luck of the Irish Fiddler

The Fiddler of Dooney by William Butler Yeats When I play on my fiddle in Dooney, Folk dance like a wave of the sea; My cousin is priest in Kilvarnet, My brother in Moharabuiee. I passed my brother and cousin: … Continue reading

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Staying the night at Summit-Top Temple

INSCRIBED ON A WALL AT SUMMIT-TOP TEMPLE Staying the night at Summit-Top Temple, you can reach out and touch the stars. I venture no more than a low whisper, afraid I’ll wake the people of heaven. – Li Po (701-762), … Continue reading

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Today’s Menu – Eat it or Starve

“Intellectualisation creates a gap or lack of rapport between you and your life. You think about things so much that you get into the state where you are eating the menu instead of the dinner, where you value money more … Continue reading

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Who, Me, Nervous?

“I can’t get into Heaven, ‘cos of all that I’ve done wrong, And I can’t get into Hell because the lines are far too long.” -Neil Gaiman — Posted in roundabout response to the WordPress Daily Prompt: Nervous (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/nervous/)

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