Monthly Archives: December 2012


I’ve decided to turn off comments on my posts. I’ve been manually approving comments, but all the spam has gotten to be too much. I used to get a couple hundred comments of spam every few weeks. Now it’s more like thousands. Not sure what happened, but I can’t (and just won’t) take the time to wade through all of it.

If you want to contact me about a post, my about page has my twitter information. I’ll probably integrate any back-and-forth I have with someone into the post for the benefit of others.

Meditation Tip: Noting

Last night, I considered going to a talk that was given by a monk at a local meditation center. Julie is out of town, so I had some free time. However, the local poker room was running an infrequent Omaha game, so I decided to go to that, instead. In lieu of the monk’s talk, I listened to a talk by Joseph Goldstein about impermanence on the way there

Impermanence means, simply, that nothing is permanent. Everything is constantly changing. Not only is this true about the universe and the world outside of us, but also inside ourselves. The sensations in our bodies, the thoughts we’re thinking, our current mood. Nothing is constant. Continue reading