Last night, Dana and I had a hankering (that’s right, I said hankering) for one of our favorite dinners: bread and wine and cheese. (It’s not unhealthy; it’s European!) So off to Whole Food I went. The woman who rang me up didn’t charge me for the cheese. I realized this as soon as I walked away from her register, before I’d left the store. For a second, I thought about just taking off.
this has been an especially weird week. i’ve spent a good amount of time coding. which is always something of a brain-melting experience. yesterday, i spent five working one simple script that ultimately failed. so i gave up and went back to my original version which, while not doing all the cool things i want it do, works. and working is better than not working. at any rate, staring at a computer for that long does things to you. and one of them is that it gets you promoted.
So this little entry is a please stand by entry. A way of letting folks know I may be on something of a hiatus for the next week or two. In the meantime, in you’re desperately looking for your djbuddha fix, might I suggest listening to the DharmaRealm podcast? (A new episode is already in the works for mid-April!) Or perhaps reading my dissertation? (Rumor has it, it’ll be a book someday!)
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.
In other, other, other, news, once the Dissertation has been defended, I expect everyone to call me Dr. Scott. No wait. Thatâ€™s not what I was going to say. Once Thursday rolls around, Iâ€™ll be posting something more, oh, I donâ€™t know, Buddhist. Unless of course my Radiohead boxset ever shows up. In which case maybe Iâ€™ll talk about the difference between digital downloads, CDs, and vinyl. I donâ€™t know. But I do know this: maybe Iâ€™ll be just a little be less distracted.
The very definition of a bodhisattva is one who forsakes final and complete nirvana for the sake of others, to help all other sentient beings attain nirvana first. Why? Because the bodhisattva knows that if just one person is unenlightened, nobody gets enlightened.
While driving around yesterday (where was I going? home? work? whatever) I heard on NPR that the third Monday of January is considered the most depressing day of the year. It’s considered that by some therapist who claims that it’s just about the time that our Christmas credit card bills start showing up and we […]