Monday, February 02, 2009

Welcome visitors from Mahablog

Freight cars and Christmas tree
Pinole, CA, January 17. 2003

I am an admirer of Maha's writings (as I've said on more than one occasion) and rather humbled to be blogrolled on a political blog. I believe that is a first. Those who come here are most welcome.

For those who wonder how this blog gets its name, it is a combination reflecting spiritual influences: Byzantine (i.e., Eastern Orthodox), Indigenous (Native American), Buddhist, Episcopalian. The last of these is my "home" but like a banyan tree I have come to have multiple roots.

When doing political rants that allow me to vent I am not being very spiritual. I have a long way to grow, so you will find intermittent compassion and equanimity.

This, like most blogs, is very personal so you may find anything from reasoned reflection to total silliness to bursts of passion (nostalgic, irate, joyous, all over the map). When unemployed I used to put up a summary of daily world headlines from Google but lack that leisure now. The internet helps me keep a larger perspective and I am interested in events and movements that are likely to have longer-term effects as opposed to minor political flurries or the sort of non-news that afflicts cable TV. I also enjoy sharing photographs.

Browse, enjoy, feel free to comment.
-the BB


lj said...

Hi BB,
Sent here by Doxy and enjoying the first look at your site. I don't blog much any more or even read all the blogs I used to read, but I'll try to drop in from time to time and see what you're up to.
Nice to meet you,

Monk-in-Training said...

I just found your blog another way, but I have bookmarked it and will continue to visit.

Paul said...

Thanks, LJ. Nice to meet you too. Visit any time. As the Motel 6 ads say, "We'll keep the light on for you."

Monk-in-Training, welcome also. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

susan s. said...

Just keep telling it like it is, Babe!