According With Reality

  • March 03, 2017 According With Reality #5: My Heart Dwells in Silence

    The heart has its reasons of which reason knows not.

  • February 23, 2017 According With Reality #4: Going Away, Coming Home

    --K-I-S-S-I-N-G, a popular American playground song

  • January 16, 2017 According With Reality #3: Pascal's Wager and the Gift of Faith

    Modern culture begs the question that a perduring self exists. Buddhism has concluded that, following an empirical method, it can be shown that such a self does not exist. Which is right?

  • December 05, 2016 According With Reality #2: On Zen, Domes, and Gradual Descents

    You must know that you don't know what you're getting yourself into. Socrates or Dogen, the Zen master, could have said this, but, no, in this case I did, I said this, and in this case I was referring...

  • November 07, 2016 According With Reality #1: Earthbag Homes and Deceptive Ponds

    OK, so here's a wild idea: fuck paying rent indefinitely and fuck also buying a house; instead buy a parcel of land (I don't know, say) out in the desert in the American Southwest, perhaps just outsid...

  • October 13, 2016 Announcing: According With Reality

    One implication of my yearlong investigation into the question of God in "Being God-open" is that it cleared the way for me to see what I was *really after* all along. Theological questions have led m...

  • October 05, 2016 About What Was

    It's been a while, nearly two months, since I wrote the last letter, "The Biggest Kairos of my Life." This long period of silence is partly the result of circumstance, partly that of having reached a ...

  • August 01, 2016 The Biggest Kairos of My Life

    In cases like this, you only get one shot. Long ago, the *who* had already been decided but not the *what, *the *where*, the *how*, or the *when. *The truth, in this case, is very much in the details.

  • July 08, 2016 An Inch Above the Soup

    It's a strange thing to be committed to an active engagement with a religion without yet being committed to being, or identifying oneself as, a member of a certain religious group. If you're avid enou...

  • June 13, 2016 Nine Months in the Unmaking

    Well, folks, that's about that for now. Nine months later, I'm just not feeling contemporary Christianity. Here I speak from experience, (I know) with all its limitations, its potential blindnesses, a...