The Best Articles of 2017

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Why do you come here?  So, that’s a rhetorical question, but if you have a response, please write it up in a comment below.  Now back to the question.  Each month I publish a “best of” series where I list the top 10 articles that were being read in that particular month. As New Years hovered nearby, I thought it would be a good idea to publish a list of the best articles of 2017.

Looking at the list tells me a lot about you.  It tells me that you’re most interested in these four things

Modern Koans\Dialectic Two Step – thoughts on Buddhist concepts and conundrums:

Photography – I was happy to see that many of you are interested in my art.  I expect to add much more in this area.

Meditations – minute meditations for the busy online person

Quotes –  perhaps you’re looking for inspiration or clarity


Here’s the full Top 25 best articles of 2017 that people were reading here on

  1. Secular Buddhism – What’s Your Take? – Modern Koans
  2. Carl Sagan on Delusions – Quotes
  3. Teddy Roosevelt on Trouble – Quotes
  4. At What Point are We No Longer Human? – Modern Koans
  5. Hooked On the Afterlife? – Dialectic Two Step
  6. Body Speech and Mind – Tiny Drops
  7. Soren Kierkegaard Understanding Comes Later- Quotes
  8. Enough Is Enough – Dialectic Two Step
  9. Why Bad Things Happen To People? – Dialectic Two Step
  10. Compass Songs – Someone Should Start Laughing
  11. Update: Should It Make Sense To You To Be True?
  12. Does Christianity Make Sense? – Modern Koans
  13. Looking Skyward – Tiny Drops (Photography)
  14. Winter Trees by William Carlos Williams – Compass Songs
  15. Sparks – Tiny Drops
  16. Water – Tiny Drops (Photography)
  17. As I Walk with Beauty – Traditional Navajo Prayer
  18. The Fount – Tiny Drops
  19. Are the Laws of Physics Empty of Inherent Existence? – Modern Koans
  20. How Long Does It Take To Become Enlightened? – Dialectic Two Step
  21. Views – Tiny Drops (Photography)
  22. A Walk Through Ward Reservation – A Three Minute Meditation
  23. The Day Lady Died by Frank O’Hara – Compass Songs
  24. Under The Skin – A One Minute Meditation
  25. Garwin Falls – A Two Minute Meditation



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Author of two books, Poet, Meditation Teacher, Buddhist blogger, backup guitarist for his teenage boys, lucky husband and technologist
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