Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Learning to Bite My Tongue

I haven't written anything on my blog for 2 weeks. It's not that I haven't had anything to say, but my life is about to undergo some significant changes. For starters, I'm moving to Washington state. Beyond that, I'm entering a new "job" in which I am not allowed to voice PUBLIC political opinions.

For these reasons, I've altered my profile to mask my identity. I'm sure this sounds rather strange (maybe even fishy), but hopefully, in about 1 year, I'll be able to explain it to those of you who regularly happen by.

For now, I'll be posting entries less often, probably every week or two. I'll probably curb my political passions a bit. I think I'll focus on more arcane subject matter...just to be safe.

Yes, I'm going to have to learn to bite my tongue. I just hope that I don't find myself one day biting it off altogether!


  1. LOL

    I have to wonder why you are going to work for a company that you obviously already have problems with.

    I also have to wonder why you don't get a job with one of those socialist companies that are thriving - you know, the ones that you say are doing great in the USA? If you did then you all could sit around the coffee table during one of your union-sanctioned breaks and bash our country!

    My advice - bring an umbrella!

  2. I'm sure that JustaDog wishes you well, but in so doing, he comes off as one of those bitter Republicans who would still have us working in sweat shops for minimum wage.
    I, for one, will miss your wry comments and gleeful Bush Bashing. Welcome to my state, Washington.


  3. I just want to leave you with some words to live by:

    Principles Of Jewish Buddhism

    1. Let your mind be as a floating cloud. Let your stillness be as the wooded
    glen. And sit up straight. You'll never meet the Buddha with such round

    2. Be aware of your body. Be aware of your perceptions. Keep in mind that
    not every physical sensation is a symptom of a terminal illness.

    3. Wherever you go, there you are. Your luggage is another story.

    4. To practice Zen and the art of Jewish motorcycle maintenance, do the
    following: get rid of the motorcycle. What were you thinking?

    5. There is no escaping karma. In a previous life, you never called, you
    never wrote, you never visited. And whose fault was that?

    6. If there is no Self, whose arthritis is this?

    7. Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Forget this, and
    attaining Enlightenment will be the least of your problems.

    8. The Tao has no expectations. The Tao demands nothing of others. The Tao
    does not speak. The Tao does not blame. The Tao does not take sides. The Tao
    is not Jewish.

    9. Drink tea and nourish life. With the first sip, joy. With the second,
    satisfaction. With the third sip, eat a Danish.

    10. Be patient and achieve all things. Haggle and get them

    11. To Find the Buddha, look within. Deep inside you are 10,000 flowers.
    Each flower blossoms 10,000 times. Each blossom has 10,000 petals. You might
    want to see a specialist.

    12. Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated?

    13. Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then, what
    do you have? Bupkes!

    Good luck, Dino

  4. JustaDog wrote, "I have to wonder why you are going to work for a company that you obviously already have problems with."

    Obviously the concept of sacrificing one's self for the greater good is foreign to you. I'm not surprised that this would seem problematic to you.

    I love your "Principles Of Jewish Buddhism". I think I'll work it up into a poster and put it on my office wall.


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