Gary Snyder

May 31, 2014

From Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Chronology of Water: Hannah was one of those lesbians who looks like a beautiful boy—hazel eyes, that cool short curtain of hair hanging over one eye, broad shoulders, little hips, barely there titties. More like m & m’s. Hannah played basketball and softball and soccer when she wasn’t being a Eugene […]

July 26, 2013

Deliciousness of simplicity: An open space. A macchiato. Conversation. Code, how design is a series of small gambles. Working with a team involves guessing which of hundreds of gambles will pay off and how. Games involving gambles. Gary Snyder’s What You Should Know To Be A Poet “…Gambles…”. San Francisco as geology, as watersheds, as […]

September 5, 2012

“Meditation is not just a rest or retreat from the turmoil of the stream or the impurity of the world. It is a way of being the stream, so that one can be at home in both the white water and the eddies. Meditation may take one out of the world, but it also puts […]

July 24, 2011

From the longer poem Three Worlds, Three Realms, Six Roads, by Gary Snyder. Likely written in the early 50s, the period in which Snyder is portrayed in Jack Kerouac’s The Dharma Bums. Poem appears in the collection Mountains and Rivers Without End, which I highly recommend. Link annotations are mine. Feliz Domingo. Go walk along […]