7 Random things

10 12 2007

Seven ( sort of) random things

I‘ve been tagged by Val, whose blog Stepping Stones of Truth is always good reading, about life in England, meditation and her visits to Kyoto ! What can I say about me though that has not been posted. Hmmmm …anyway I shall join the game, release the hounds. The rules are as follows :

  • link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
  • share 7 random or weird things about yourself.
  • tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs
  • let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.


1. I am a sailor. I didn’t start till late in life. As one thing lead to another I ended up not only a sailor but a sail instructor. Never thought I’d be doing that, but it came about because of my plans for Japan. Life takes funny turns sometimes.

2. I admire, and try to follow the teachings of the Buddha & Jesus. They were a sensible guys with practical solutions to all life’s challenges. The thing is to dig through all the trappings that people tend to put on things (them) and get to the basic teachings of both. Some find the two in-compatible, I think that is limited viewing, for truth is truth. Like water is water no mater if it is in a river or a pond.

3. I am enjoying my Zen practice. It has been now almost a year of formal study I find it a shower for my spirit. I have been involved in the “thought, the philosophy” with my Shaolin marital art study for a long time but had not done formal stillness training. I recommend it.

4. I miss playing music more than I get to do these days. I hope to one day be able to do more of it in Japan. One of my few regrets in life is that I did not continue to play violin when I was young.

5. When I was young, besides being a detective/secret agent, all I wanted to do was work on and race cars…big change to end up a Artist

6. I had never thought of this in my earlier days, but I plan on writing a book one day, maybe two. I never considered myself good at writing, but others have told me different. Maybe it is that waiting to leave something behind sendrum. Egotical thoughts of immortailty… Anyway, it will be something for my heirs to read even if no one else is interested. … whatever 🙂
7. I LOVE science/fantasy fiction.
I shall tag these 7 people. I hope they find the time to join the game at some point.

A Guy on Zen Frog

oops I put the wrong link fro the zen frog, now corrected

Butuki on Laughing knees
Rick on Cook Dings Kitchen
Michael on One foot in front of the other
Frankie on Threefold Twenty
Mike on Gaijin-in-japan
I have no idea what his name is on of Rice n Zen

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3 responses

10 12 2007
RickMatz

I’m in, but it’ll take me a couple of days to post something. Certainly by the end of the week.

11 12 2007
Michael

Mission accomplished. Thanks, Zen!

12 12 2007
Val

I never thought this meme could be so much fun AFTER the writing. Fascinating that there is such depth to you Zen, never get to the bottom pf your talents!

I read Of Rice and Zen too – did I find it via you?

Thanks – a deep bow.

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