My First Step onto the Taoist Path

To be honest, I never thought that anyone would be interested in how I got started on the Taoist path.  It never seemed to be that interesting a process to me, but since I have had several queries by separate individuals asking about my own personal journey, please allow me to share my story with you, my precious fellow travelers. This was how I became a Taobabe. Let … Continue reading My First Step onto the Taoist Path

Cô Đôi Thượng Ngàn

Per a request from a reader: After I posted an article which featured this song, I was asked to translate it, so I happily obliged.  It also gives me the chance to tell you an ancient tale about Cô Đôi Thượng Ngàn. Cô Đôi Thượng Ngàn Ngọc Điện chốn kim môn cô ra vào Ngọc Điện chốn kim môn danh thơm ngoài cõi tiếng đồn trong í í … Continue reading Cô Đôi Thượng Ngàn

Zeroes and Ones

Zero We have to start somewhere, and zero is the perfect starting point.  Since I have that dreaded mathephobia disease, I am rather handicapped and cannot calculate huge numbers in a multitude of dimensions, I need to use a computer to do the grunt work.  Now, I may be blonde, but I’m no dummy.  I know that to start any kind of data analysis using … Continue reading Zeroes and Ones

Hexagram 59: Dispersion and a Discussion of Crossing the Great Water

Image of APM 08279+5255 ~ NASA/ESA When I first read about this exciting new discovery of an abundance of water (yes that’s right, sweet simple H2O) coming from a huge quasar out in the deep cosmic ocean, I thought to myself, WOOHOO!  We done found it now!  Two teams of scientists from our very own Caltech discovered it, and it is a doozie! This quasar is … Continue reading Hexagram 59: Dispersion and a Discussion of Crossing the Great Water

Axiom of the Tao

Chapter 14 – Tao Te Ching Look at it, it cannot be seen It is called colorless Listen to it, it cannot be heard It is called noiseless Reach for it, it cannot be held It is called formless These three cannot be completely unraveled So they are combined in to one Above it, not bright Below it, not dark Continuing endlessly, cannot be named … Continue reading Axiom of the Tao

Omnivores Rule! The Case for K2

Vietnamese Tossed Salad with Steak Strips We are omnivores. We are not herbivores, nor are we carnivores.  These terms are classified according to the types of teeth we have in our heads (or lack thereof).  They are not utilized randomly, in a feely-touchy sort of fashion that comes and goes with the winds.  It is not a—“I feel sort of herbivor-ish today, so maybe I’ll … Continue reading Omnivores Rule! The Case for K2