Andrew Furst

Nagasaki Days by Allen Ginsberg – Compass Songs

Posted by in Compass Songs (Poetry), Favorites

I — A Pleasant Afternoon for Michael Brownstein and Dick Gallup One day 3 poets and 60 ears sat under a green-striped Chau- tauqua tent in Aurora listening to Black spirituals, tapping their feet, appreciating words singing by in mountain winds on a pleasant sunny day of rest — the wild wind blew thru blue Heavens filled with fluffy clouds stretched from Central City to Rocky Flats, Plutonium sizzled in its secret bed, hot dogs sizzled in the Lion’s Club lunchwagon microwave mouth, orangeade bubbled over in waxen cups Traffic…read more

What’s Happening?

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A lot – here’s the highlights Waterfall hiking\Meditation retreat – I’m collecting feedback on a retreat in October. Help me gauge interest by filling out a few survey questions. Clouds Tell Us – Getting the word out and collecting reviews for my most recent book “Clouds Tell Us” – If you’ve read your copy, please head over to Amazon and give it a review. I’m still working on proofs of my next book – “Say What?” a compilation of my cartoons. I’ll probably release it before Christmas I’m starting to…read more

Meditation In A Nutshell – Dialectic Two Step

Posted by in Dialectic Two-Step, Writings

  This is meditation in a nutshell This is living in a nutshell The difference is the pace and the volume! Meditation is practice for life. 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 Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst

Genetically Modified Morality – Say What?

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If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Say What?  is an ongoing series of laconic exchanges on Buddhism in the format of a comic strip.  Get Each Month’s “Say What?” Comic In Your Email Box Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst

Who Cares? – Modern Koans

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Comment: Why do people feel the need to publicly announce their sexual preferences and all this crap about being scared and alone? If you’re okay with your life choices and proud of who you are, then what’s the problem? Who cares? Response: Who cares? How about Alan Turing who was one of the great mathematical minds of the twentieth century, who broke the German enigma code in WWII saving thousands of lives, but was arrested and chemically castrated because it was illegal to be gay. How about the untold masses of…read more