Saturday, February 28, 2009

Three Blind Men



I drove by three blind
men walking down the
street. One had a white
cane. They held onto each
other 4 dear life.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

. . . world would end in 3 minutes.



On NPR, it was announced
it was 7:57 and that the
world would end in 3
minutes. I wasn't startled.

Later I realized that if
the lights were turned off
(so to speak) it would be ok.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Great Class



I went 2 a great class
2night. I didn't learn
anything. Now 4 the
real challenge -- to dive
off the hundred foot pole.

Buddhist Koan, CASE 46.PROCEED BEYOND THE TOP OF THE 100 FOOT HIGH POLE

Master Sekiso said, "You are at the top of the 100 foot high pole. How will you make a step further?" Another Zen Master of Ancient Times said, "One who sits on top of the 100 foot pole has not quite attained true enlightenment. Make another step forward from the top of the pole and throw one's own body into the 100,000 universes."

Mumon's Comments:
Should there be any who is able to step forward from the top of the 100 foot pole and hurl one's whole body into the entire universe, this person may call oneself a Buddha. Nevertheless, how can one step forward from the top of the 100 foot pole? Know thyself!

Should one be content and settle on top of the 100,000 foot pole,
One will harm the third eye,
And will even misread the marks on the scale.
Should one throw oneself and be able to renounce one's life,
Like one blind person leading all other blind persons,
One will be in absolute freedom (unattached from the eyes).

Bodhi Hirsch



R.I.P.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Loving Students



I heard that you don't
have to like or dislike your
students. You just have to
love them.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Face 2 Face



So I asked him if he had any
questions. What is the most
important thing in your life
???

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Case of the Missing Hula Hoop



She left a message
wondering if I still
had the hula hoop
she gave me decad-
es ago. No, I cou-
ldn't move it 2 TX.

But           I
kept       it a
long         time.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Piggy Bank Query



So I asked the kid,
"If you take all your
money out of your
pocket is there still
money in your pocket?"

"He said
No!"

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I Wanted to Scream



I wanted to scream
but I didn't know w-
hether to scream hap-
py or sad. It work-
ed. . . finally.

Catching a fal-
len thing 'tween
2 tongues

But it took so long!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Piece of Cake



So my sister calls disturbed
by my impermanence. I can
only assure her that
each day is an incredible
experience, some challen-
ging and some a piece of
cake.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Death Row at the Dentists



I'm in death row at the
dentist's office totally not
accepting the idea of wel-
coming, pain as a caring
friend, instead drugged
with valium so I can just
sleep. Am I chicken or wise?
We shall see.

The dentist is ur friend.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Leaf Rustling Down Driveway



Today I got hearing aids
and was chased by a lea-
f rustling down the bla-
ck driveway. And today
dear ones left the earth.
I'm not sure if my ears
waking & others leaving ear-
th is connected. We'll see.

JW

PN

MT

BH

R.I.P.

Another Holey Moley




Another version of the animation done yesterday.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Holey Moley



Sometimes he was told that
he had a hole in his
head. He could not feel
it nor see it in a mi-
rror, so he was skept-
ical.

S*

*S4Skeptical

Holey
Moley

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Too Many Ideas



A long day. First I heard
a dharma talk on silence.
I decided not to ever fill
up the page in my draw-
ings. Then he told how
his dog grabbed his hand
through his mail slot, so
I said that would be my
drawing except then we
were talking hummers &
I said they kick ass &
he said that should be
my drawing and now
with so many great art
ideas floating in my th
ick skull I feel absolut-
ely impotent tonight as a
potentially practing artist.

Friday, February 13, 2009

V day



V day is a great day because
it's about love, which, when
we ignore unpleasant junk,
is truly what keeps us
alive.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

3 Monkeys



It is much too late to
make art. I just came
from a meeting where peo-
ple talked about people &
now I look over at
the three monkeys & hope
that we followed their e-
dict.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Help Desk



I lost my patience with
a help desk person who
could not understand me.

"Why am I
not
perfect,"
I asked
him.

He
did not
know!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

2morrow



    very
The ^ old woman said, "oh,
no automatic door." I
wondered if this was
an enlightened view of
her exit from earth.

(Note: The woman in the doctor's office complained to her daughter that the door wasn't automatic. It first struck me funny how we judge the world based on our own needs. Then I saw how close she was to leaving earth, and how much pain she was it. Old age for some is a difficult journey.)

Monday, February 9, 2009

From the Doctor's Waiting Roo m



"I've just come from having
my hair done. Mom, that's
a hint," she said.

From the
doctor's
waiting
roo m.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Helicopter Money



So now we'll pour a
trillion dollars into the
US & see what happens.
If nothing else, a legen-
dary experiment without
a control group.

Look ma, it's raining.

See Helicopter Money

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Sangha



I discovered 2 night how
great it was in a nice
restaurant that others are
there supporting my exper-
ience.

The Sangha

Friday, February 6, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Young and In Love



She said "You are what you feel, I think, and you can feel young at any age. And love maybe makes you feel young for many reasons..."

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Bright Side



This is one of those
days. Everything is going
wrong & taking more tim-
e to fix.* I wonder w-
hat it would be like
to have a job and no
time to pay attention
to all that is goofy.

*than expected.

The Bright Side

Monday, February 2, 2009

Muse



I waited 2 minutes 4
inspiration. Then 4 more
minutes. Well, f..k it. I'll
do something any how.

Muse

P.S. I'm now the proud owner of two basketballs.

Now a dilemma. Do I take a basketball or my camera to the park?

New Photos of Rosedale Park, Austin




Sunday, February 1, 2009

Shades


Everything he saw was
upside down & dintegra-
ting


it wasn't so bad once
He found a good pair of
                        shades.