Monthly Archives: November 2015

Staying at a Homeless Shelter: the 4 Things I Learned

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  “The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”   This excerpt is from, “The Karamazov Brothers”, one of my favorite books. Dostoyevsky stands as one of the most psychologically … Continue reading

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The Beauty

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Consciousness, awareness, matchlessness Everything which can be perceived… Is beautiful With any sense, at any time, at any stage We are beings of creation and return Knowledgeable, wise, and complex In a place so intricate we cannot grasp the simple, … Continue reading

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Living Like a Monk for 10 Days: My Vipassana Experience

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Spiritual journey, anyone? Wants and needs; the two driving forces that cause people to act. They can change through life, as mine have. My appetites used to revolve around video games, beer, traveling, and sex. All right……they haven’t changed at … Continue reading

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Cows, Cottages, and the Coast of Iceland

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“Andrew, you’re traveling southern Iceland. Other than sightseeing, what the hell are doing there?” That’s your current thought, and it has been all day. I am sure of it. Call it a special ability, sense, or even a lucky guess, … Continue reading

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