Monthly Archives: November 2010

Duke William of Normandy, loyal husband-ruthless warrior

by cheri block There they are: two Norman war horses stepping out of a Norman vessel onto English soil. Soon, with their knights carrying about 25 pounds of armour , they will charge up the hill to battle with King … Continue reading

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Zen and Daily Life

by cheri block Rice must be washed before it can be cooked. We here in the US buy our rice already washed and ready to be steamed. Washing rice is laborious and mundane. Joko, a Zen master,  makes the point … Continue reading

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Washing Rice

by cheri block Oh, Prometheus, look what you have wrought. Fire. With anvil and mallet, you smash the atmosphere. The cauldron opens. Energy explodes. Day is done. How did you spend your day, Prometheus?  

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