New Year of the Rat —meditate on new opportunities

The old calendar fills me with gratitude like a song. Yosa Buson (1716-1783) It’s 11 January, 2020. Surely not too late to contemplate what the Year of the Rat will bring. In Japan the new year begins on 1st January but nation-wide celebrations continue for about ten days. I understand that rats are not only […]

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My 12 New Year resolutions

Last year I overdosed on new year resolutions. Within a self-imposed boot camp for the bonus years, I set myself 12 tasks. I thought they were separate tasks but they turned out to be entangled and synergistic. I expected them to be pretty easy but they turned out to be rebellious, recalcitrant and complicated. To find […]

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