Life of Carmen, Zen & Dharma

Impulse vs Intuition

Impulse and Intuition got into a scrap. Get out, get out, run! screamed Impulse, in reaction to my itchy reluctance to being with what is. Beckoned by the spectre of boredom, consumer capitalism came flying to the rescue: Buy! Buy! Buy!, she cried, Spend some money, make it better! So I tried that. I found …

Life of Carmen

The minor-thirds bird

It’s so wrong to hate a bird. Wa-waaaaa, wa-waaaaa, wa-waaaaa. The chickadee is at it again, wailing out his schoolyard taunt. The chickadee’s mating dirge is a harbinger of spring and I suppose I could try to drum up some enthusiasm for it, but that depressing little tune makes me want to pack up and …

Culture and Art

What is the sound of Bicycle Buddha?

Hey you know what’s better than just about anything? PODCASTS! Yeah well i guess that’s old news, i can hear the gritty sound of you media hipsters rolling your eyeballs. But since i have been in recuperation (not rehab) for the past while i can tell you definitively that nothing, NOTHING,  beats listening to a …