transition, transition, transition

What I really want to say is that I can’t help but feel different. The dissertation was huge. I’ve turned that very important corner in my professional academic career. And losing Kai was rough, no doubt about it. But we’ve been making new routines, new habits, since he left, trying to get used to coming home and not being greeting by him. And when we move, I’ll be moving to a place that will have no memories of Kai attached. Which is pretty big deal when you think of all the places I’ve lived in the past nine years and how each of them was effected by that dog in some way. So things are going to be different. They already are.

twenty-four

In other, other, other, news, once the Dissertation has been defended, I expect everyone to call me Dr. Scott. No wait. That’s not what I was going to say. Once Thursday rolls around, I’ll be posting something more, oh, I don’t know, Buddhist. Unless of course my Radiohead boxset ever shows up. In which case maybe I’ll talk about the difference between digital downloads, CDs, and vinyl. I don’t know. But I do know this: maybe I’ll be just a little be less distracted.

o! the weather outside is frightful…

Damn it. Now that song’s stuck in my head. Well, happy Bodhi Day everyone! That’s right. It’s December 8th and that means it’s Bodhi Day, the Big Fat Buddhist December Holiday. It’s the day commemorating the enlightenment of the historical Buddha, and you know what means. It’s time for an entry from the front lines […]

this ain’t hanami

Sakura (cheery blossoms) bloom only for a week or two in the spring. Viewing them is all about reflecting on transiency, impermanency and yet beauty inherent in our lives. But today I’m feeling very much like things are changing. Like I’m in the middle of a transitional period, and what’s at the other side is […]