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BLOG – HALL OF MENTAL CULTIVATION

The Wave Builds

Writing is a deeply individual process. Grammar, narrative structure, character development – these things can be taught. Process, however, is personal. It cannot be taught. Process is excavated [...]

Riding the Tiger

Another voyage around the sun. In 2018, I spent my birthday on a midnight flight from French Polynesia to Easter Island, and met my first moai. In 2019, I spent my birthday flying from New [...]

The Chronicles of Covid-19

I’ve discovered the assistance I can render in a pandemic is minimal. I’m self-isolating. I’m wishing karmic wealth for essential workers. I’m checking in with family and friends as my deadlines [...]

HALL OF MENTAL CULTIVATION – ORIGINS
hall of mental cultivation
The Hall of Mental Cultivation is part of Beijing’s Forbidden City. Emperors of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) lived, worked, read and worshiped there….which is basically what I do in my home office, on a much less grand scale. But I love the name.

READING NOW:
Re-reading the Harry Potter series. Because I need it right now.

LISTENING TO:
Beastie Boys