According With Reality

  • May 07, 2017 According With Reality #7: Falling Into History

    Leaving New York City at the end of 2012 represented a secession from ordinary life and from public life both. More removed from "making it," from the desires for status, wealth, and success, I fell o...

  • April 12, 2017 According With Reality #6: The Old Ways?

    Not everything she said lined up. We had driven north from Winslow, Arizona, to the Hopi Reservation to view Hopi artists at work in their studios. It might have been an appreciative reference to Fran...

  • 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.