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A Daoist Immortal


There are probably common folktale variants on Liu An’s dogs ascending to heaven. But it’s a good fit with Daoism since so many strains of Daoism stress configuring oneself with the given. Liu An’s dogs (and Liu An himself, for that matter) act or “way-make” appropriately given the environment in…

Pants on Fire


So once I settled on an image, my original quote didn't work. I felt that Batman & Tinky Winky needed the counterbalance of a more serious quote. Serves me right for being inclined to give text primacy over images. Here's the quote I originally planned on: "The teeth being harder…

And the Winner Is …


Went to sleep and woke up thinking of an appropriate quote for the masthead. Even knowing it could be changed, I still had a tough time. I wanted something thought-provoking without being pretentious; something that reflected my goals without being pedantic. Some also-rans:“The fox condemns the trap, not himself.” –William…