I’m a boomer which I suppose makes me an old guy. My hair is mostly grey now. This is ridiculous. How did this happen? Definitely not how I see myself. But as Popeye would say, I yam what I yam.

I’m autodidactic, a retired (analog) microwave electrical engineer (the universe is analog / take note all you digital guys), photographer, audiophile, and on occasion, a writer of some variety. I am a student of Zen Buddhism albeit a poor one. I need all the help I can get. I’m painfully self aware. I also have a keen understanding of the nature of things. Ask me about the meaning of life when you have some time to kill (not that anyone really has that luxury) and I’ll fill you in. My grandfather was fond of telling me I was “too smart for my own britches”. He was probably right.

If you are entertained by reading what may show up here that’s great. If you want to leave comments, be my guest. I don’t bite. I’ll read them. I might even answer you if you are polite.

Namaste and all that.

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Don’t Feel Obligated

November 17, 2018
to read this entry / i simply need to air it out today as it were / my alone-ness feels overwhelming / it is crushing // i’ve spent years searching for a source of wisdom / a guru / a teacher i can believe understands ideas i do not / one that can guide me…
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