Andrew Furst

Verse Us – Cynical – A Video Poem

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If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Verse Us – Poems I write: haiku, senryu, mesostics, free verse, random word constructions, I might even use rhyme or meter once and a while. Get Each Month’s Poems In Your Email Box Cynical I recommend viewing this in full screen. “Drums of the Deep” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Cynical The wilderness teaches distrust. All alike, we’re a meal for the next. The switch evokes our sapience. Snakes profess this truth to the nestlings. Careful, detached…read more

Dialectic Two-Step – A Rant On The Mindfulness Movement

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If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Dialectic Two-Step  is an ongoing series of my thoughts on questions that come my way. Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. – Octavio Get Each Month’s Dialectic Two Step In Your Email Box A Rant On The Mindfulness Movement I keep a close eye on news about mindfulness and meditation.  It’s been nice to see how the scientific community has embraced the data about these wonderful practices. Jon Cabot Zinn’s work in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction…read more

Relics – Is Your Salvation 401k Well Funded?

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The Relics series are throwback articles from previous years. They seem timeless enough to be relevant today. Try as you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic of the human heart, love. – Victor Hugo  Is Your Salvation 401k Well Funded? When, being saved by the inconceivable power of [Amitabha] Buddha’s Vow, your birth in [Amitabha’s] Pure Land is assured beyond any doubt and the desire to say the nembutsu erupts within you, in that instant you are clasped fast by [Amitabha], never to be abandoned, thus entering into absolute…read more

Verse Us – Eden’s Address – A Video Poem

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If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Verse Us – Poems I write: haiku, senryu, mesostics, free verse, random word constructions, I might even use rhyme or meter once and a while. Get Each Month’s Poems In Your Email Box Eden’s Address I recommend viewing this in full screen. Eden’s Address Municipal grey, empty, A house of allegedly righteous character. After a day or two, the chess-i-ness becomes a game of desire. Borrowing rook and pawn moves to provide some veneer of order. Arrest time, or give us some kind…read more

Sunday Morning Coming Down – Wise Up

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Sunday Morning Coming Down is an ongoing music  video series.  The songs fit my definition of music for a lazy couch bound Sunday morning. Get Each Week’s Sunday Morning Coming Down In Your Email Box If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Wise Up – Aimee Mann The movie Magnolia really struck a chord in 1999.  Roger Ebert described it as one of the best movies of the year and  the most audacious. One quote that I particularly love was “This movie is alive and free to surprise us.”  Such is…read more

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