Monthly Archives: November 2013

HOKKU IS NOT THE SAME AS “HAIKU”

New readers here may wonder why I call the old verses written by Bashō, Buson, Issa, and all the rest of the gang hokku, while elsewhere they are often called “haiku.” There are two main reasons for that, the second … Continue reading

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LOOKING WITHIN, LOCALIZING, MANIPULATING, DISPERSING

Quite some time ago I mentioned an unusual system of self-healing that I was introduced to during a course in Vipassana meditation several decades past.  I recounted my own experience, but that was secondary to the point of the article. … Continue reading

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