Immense. Expansive. Transformational.

Immense. Expansive. Transformational.

A few months ago can feel like a lifetime. Settled into a shrine room with sixty other humans to sit in silence for a week. Then comes life. The hassles. The hustle. The micro and macro dramas come up. While…

Gary Snyder's 'Riprap'

Gary Snyder’s ‘Riprap’

Gary Snyder’s “Riprap” paper by Marc Patterson “Lay down these words Before your mind like rocks. placed solid, by hands” The foundation of poetry, and the essence of the natural world, is found in the carefully placed language of Gary…