The Most Important Books for My Spirituality

In no particular order. A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Madeleine L’Engle You might have read A Wrinkle in Time, or seen the movie, and that was formative for any girl of a certain personality at a certain age. A Swiftly Tilting Planet is the fourth (depending on how time works) in the series. It is responsible … Continue reading The Most Important Books for My Spirituality

Dropping Ashes on the Buddha: A Review and Answer Key

The Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn, compiled by Stephen Mitchell, published in 1994. This might be the best book on Zen I have ever read in my life. And I don’t read a lot of them.  I once explained to someone that this was because they all say the same thing; you could pick … Continue reading Dropping Ashes on the Buddha: A Review and Answer Key

The Hermit, Part 3: The Hermit in Real Life

Have you read Part 1: Upright and Part 2: Reversed? They're not prerequisites for this discussion of historical hermits; this post, in fact, is meant to give more depth to the preceding posts. But go read them if you want to! And then come back here, because this stuff is fascinating. All right, that’s enough … Continue reading The Hermit, Part 3: The Hermit in Real Life

Make It Mighty Ugly: Review

Exercises and Advice for Getting Creative Even When It Ain't Pretty. Published in 2014 by Kim Piper Werker Why I picked this one up--in store and off shelf I forget whether this was in the writing section or with the drawing/crafts stuff. It doesn’t matter much; the advice in the book tries to be good … Continue reading Make It Mighty Ugly: Review