Monthly Archives: September 2015

Attitude

Hi. My name is Shawn, and I am a professional malcontent. The cup shown here sits on my desk at work (The Pessimist’s Cup from despair.com). I am a card-carrying member of Cynics of America. I firmly believe that the … Continue reading

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Hai, Sensei!

“Geez, won’t somebody tell that kid to be quiet?” Almost a decade ago now, I sat watching my six-year -old’s karate class thinking this about a junior brown belt who kept shouting “Hai Sensei” every five seconds while the Sensei … Continue reading

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The Meaning of “Sharing the Empty Cup”

A loud, impatient knocking interrupted the old man’s afternoon mediation.  At the door stood a young adult clearly in a hurry to have his needs met.  “I have traveled this land to share my Zen wisdom,” said the young man.  … Continue reading

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