a distillation, half a century confronting Art and Practice. Drop your compulsions. Don’t wait. Act like you have all the time in the world while you just might still…. Put that time before what matters. Put your effort into patience and stamina. Develop one confidence: That you will suspend your desire for conclusions. Make effort…… Continue reading To those younger…
Change begins when we let go and stop defending our existing condition. We behave the way we do based on what we can see. We cannot see what we cannot see. These are our blind spots. Change comes when we find ways to see what had been hidden from our view. Resistance to change is…… Continue reading How Do We Change?
I’m just back from two weeks working with Jeppe Graugaard in Denmark. This recording is the first of a three-part series of conversations resulting from our time together. https://soundcloud.com/dramok/dialogue-on-practice More on this and other aspects of what went on while I was there to follow….
However we approach our predicament we face a myriad of traps, evasions, and projections. It’s no different when we come to an opportunity to act within a practice. Except it is…. In a practice we interact with complexity outside the confusing complications that abound in our customary, conditioned state. Living inside our reactions it is…… Continue reading Drawing Desire
My thoughts have been circling around what may best be described as questions of purpose. This might be considered central to any life led with some degree of introspection. As with most things of value this pursuit has been short-changed by our culture’s dominant modus operandi. It’s taken quite a while to sort this out.…… Continue reading A Question of Purpose
A gallery of images from this year’s WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport.
As a returning visitor to this site I hope you enjoy the changes you’ll find here. As a first time visitor, welcome! It seems fitting at this time of year to share these photos taken while sailing on the Shallop replica for the Mayflower II. I was fortunate to join them on a late-season sail…… Continue reading Sailing the Shallop
Just coming out of my virtual darkroom after attending The WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport last weekend.
Cover Illustration by Rima Staines The Dark Mountain 2 anthology is out! Follow the link to the announcement on their site. I’m deeply honored to have a chapter from my novel, Shoal Hope included along with this incredible list of poets, writers, and thinkers. Naomi Klein, David Abram, Vinay Gupta, Paul Kingsnorth, Glyn Hughes, Luanne…… Continue reading Dark Mountain 2
Reading Seth Godin’s latest micro-blog this morning. He posts one a day. Most of the time they are at least tangentially thought provoking. Often they’re more than that. I’ve written about Seth before, my post, Enormity on Horizons of Significance began as a response to one. Brainwashed! is a gem of the art of the…… Continue reading Acknowledge the Lizard
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