Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Advantages of Being Alive

On a visit to Dr Johnson’s House this weekend, I was flipping through the guestbook: a most rewarding exercise, for some schoolchildren had visited on an excursion and left a string of entertaining comments. This one is my favourite:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mountaintop Zen

They say the only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.

Last year I climbed Fuji by night, timing the climb to reach the summit in time for sunrise. I brought with me no Zen at all, and I found none at the top – I found only a spectacular sunrise and unexpectedly, a ramen stall.

But who can say?  – maybe Zen is steaming ramen when you’re hungry, and the pinkgold sky at dawn.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Egg Printing Explained

Let it never be said that you can’t learn anything useful from this blog.