Unspoken Rules

Humans are strange and complex. Often times we do things that baffle us and those around us in equal measure. We say things then think, "I don't actually believe that." We establish rules to govern ourselves, create boundaries that situate others into our world views like stars in a constellation, and sometimes make compromises to …

Nothing Like Negatives

I thought I was ready for the cold. I was excited for it really. Even stepping off of the sweltering plane I found the already negative temperatures refreshing. I thought, "I'm a hardy traveler ready to brave anything." Then I thought again. Harbin is cold. Colder than anywhere I've ever been in my life. The …

Finding Dao

Finding the path of least resistance. Go with the flow. In Chinese dao means "way." There is an understanding that Buddhism seeks to find the way, and that oftentimes the path of least resistance leads to that way.  Now, I really wanted to begin this post with a catchy saying about all of this. However, I …

A Brief Recap

The funny thing about procrastination, is that once you've started it's really easy to continue. After putting something off for so long it just seems easier to drop it all together. Therefore, beginning again is more difficult than starting the first time. Having said that, I'm going to overload your brain for a moment with …

Perspective

Before moving forward to write a rather extensive post covering the last few days of adventures in China, I came across something that I felt needed an entire page unto itself. Look closely at the picture below. What we have here is: A dozen eggs 4 potatoes 3 yellow onions 3 green apples 2 red bell …