Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet? Have you ever been on a road trip with a young person riding in the backseat asking, every few miles, “Are we there yet?” Have you ever been that young person?  I have. My father’s answer was always, five more minutes. As I got older, I knew he was...
The Earth Had Other Plans

The Earth Had Other Plans

Today I planned to go to town, to sit in meditation with the Zen Garland Dharma River community. But the earth had other plans. As prepared to leave home, I felt a heavy mist coming down. In the darkness of early morning, lightning in the distance told me storms were...