Spill the Water

August 28th, 2006 § 7 comments § permalink

by theOwl

Last August 29th, I was at work driving a bus and thinking about my New Forest Qigong. I had never felt that I had adequately grokked “9 Shine”, an element in the Yin Fu Ching form, and I had the feeling that I had found an insight. When Stevie Wonder performs at the piano he often waves his head from side to side, clearly possessed by the music. On occasion, I have seen impersonators seize upon this mannerism to say “Stevie Wonder” clearer than words.

And Stevie shines. I was thinking that what Stevie does is 9 Shine. » Read the rest of this entry «

Michigan

August 20th, 2006 § 2 comments § permalink

by db

Wow!

Today my little family took a day trip to Michigan‘s West Coast to pick up one of our own from music camp.

On vacation a couple of years ago, we had stumbled upon an incredibly beautiful Lake Michigan beach… » Read the rest of this entry «

China and the Golden Rule

August 13th, 2006 § 0 comments § permalink

by db

Just what is the Golden Rule? From Wikipedia:

  • “Love your neighbor as yourself” – Moses (ca. 1525-1405 BCE) in the Torah, Leviticus
  • “What you do not want others to do to you, do not do to others.” –Confucius (ca. 551–479 BCE)
  • “What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man.” – Hillel (ca. 50 BCE-10 CE)
  • “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” – Jesus (ca. 5 BCE—33 CE) in the Gospels,Luke 6:31;Luke 10:27 (affirming of Moses);Matthew 7:12;
  • “Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you” — Muhammad (c. 571 – 632 CE) in The Farewell Sermon).

And why raise the subject of the Golden Rule today?

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If I Fall I Will Bounce

August 6th, 2006 § 4 comments § permalink

by db

I don’t know WHAT to do with this accidental hybrid of a pop tune. If I Fall I Will Bounce was written back in 1988 and ’89, and has patiently sat on its wall ever since.

Early on I did a little 4 track cassette sketch (link to audio only) of the emerging tune, » Read the rest of this entry «

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