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18th Century Hippy

Too lazy Ryōkan Taigu from The Zen Poems of Ryokan, translation ©2014 Too lazy to be ambitious, I let the world take care of itself. Ten days’ worth of rice in my bag; a bundle of twigs by the fireplace. Why chatter about delusion and enlightenment? Listening to the night rain on my roof, I …

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“Wearing of Sandals”

From a May 27, 1968 memo on the counterculture movement, directed to the head of the FBI: “nonconformism in dress and speech, neglect of personal cleanliness, use of obscenities (printed and uttered), publicized sexual promiscuity, experimenting with and the use of drugs, filthy clothes, shaggy hair, wearing of sandals, beads, and unusual jewelry, tend to …

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Long Time Passing, Long Time Ago…

I seem to be coming detached from my culture. I don’t enjoy shopping anymore. It’s become such a maze of tracking cards (they prefer to call them “loyalty” cards) and memberships and “special offers” that most purchases just aren’t worth the struggle. I make most of my non-food purchases now at garage and estate sales, …

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Robotman and Krishnamurti

Seeking a spiritual life in a materialistic society is weird. I’m often reminded of this thought from Krishnamurti:  “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” Monty and Robotman is on the web HERE.

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Nonsense!

This cartoon is oddly comforting to me.  Sometimes I need to be reminded that I’m not the only Howard.

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I think what I like best about this interview (LINK) is that Bob Weir brought along an interpreter for those who don’t speak Hippy.  😀

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