Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Curious. I have noticed a significant increase in readership in the past few days, and don't know how to account for it. Is it something I said?

Welcome, anyway, to any new readers who might have stumbled my way. And please remember, if you find something of value in "The Buddha Diaries," to spread the word. I have never been one of those writers who subscribe to the notion that "I do it for myself." The other--indispensable--half of writing is the reader. Writing, for me, is an act of communication between human minds, and it makes no sense otherwise. I love that the blogosphere has opened up such great possibilities for those of us who write to create our own communities. There's a magic to it that I never fail to appreciate.

If you come back tomorrow, I hope to have found the time today to write something about uncertainty. Of course, given the nature of the topic, I can't be sure that it will get done.

I am still immersed in that book about Montaigne (How to Live) and find huge chunks of deeply resonant thought on every page...


Kyle Lovett said...

I bet it was the mega awesome traffic from your guest post on my site. :-P

PeterAtLarge said...

Ha! Should have figured that!

CHI SPHERE said...

I did go to Kyle's site and am rereading "Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery by Chogyam Trungpa". I laughed hard reading Kyles site which I find refreshing especially knowing that his contributors have air conditioning now. Thanks for breaking the Buddha fantasy. Myth busters are our friends stay cool in the new Sangha brothers and sisters!

I really wanted to write about potable water shortages on your blog yesterday Peter but will consolidate my thoughts here.

We are use up clean water faster that any resource on earth. I filter my water from the tap at home using an expensive system but over a year save on buying plastic carbon dense containers and spend less than $1 a gallon doing it.