Rambles

Robert Brady, one of the founders of KJ, has contributed to almost every issue — his voice and the magazine’s co-evolving over the years. Since April 2002 he has maintained an almost daily net presence at Pure Land Mountain, with well over 3,000 musings on, well, you name it. Photograph by Stewart Wachs
 

 
Robert Brady’s new book The Big Elsewhere draws from his unpublished journals, articles and painstakingly-revised blog posts to document over 20 years of country living in Shiga, overlooking Lake Biwa, woven into the bigger picture of evolution, local tradition and the impact of modern times. Meditations, humor, rambles and even haiku, with superb sumi-e illustrations by Komori.
Available as print-on-demand, or PDF, see http://www.kyotojournal.org/the-big-elsewhere/
 
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Rambles

On June 15, 2011 By

Rambles

Robert Brady, one of the founders of KJ, has contributed to almost every issue — his voice and the magazine’s co-evolving over the years. Since April 2002 he has maintained an almost daily net presence at Pure Land Mountain, with well over 3,000 musings on, well, you name it. Photograph by Stewart Wachs
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The Emperor’s Clock

On November 6, 2011 By

BY ROBERT BRADY

Requiring countless lifetimes to make, the Emperor’s Clock takes twenty-four hours a day and every being in the world to keep wound.

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A Touch of Amusement

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BY ROBERT BRADY

I had never seen a funnier waiting room in my life…

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Tracks

On November 2, 2011 By

BY ROBERT BRADY

Everyone, at one time or another, has heard the statistic about all the railroad tracks in the world, how if they were laid end to end they would reach around the Earth so many times to a length of so many miles to two decimal places, well, as a long-term commuter I don’t know about that.

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BY ROBERT BRADY

He had fasted for many days as he wandered the prairie naked, far from his tribe, seeking the vision that would make him a shaman.

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BY ROBERT BRADY

Here I am, up Shit Creek just like they told me I’d be. And without a paddle just like they said…

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Under Jurassic Skies

On November 2, 2011 By

BY ROBERT BRADY

As the principal spoke to me very seriously about my steady record of underachievement…and about how this was pret-ty nearly the last straw, I was fascinated by the number of pterodactyls, those flying dinosaurs, I saw circling in his head….

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On Silenceless

On October 26, 2011 By



BY ROBERT BRADY

A few hundred years and more ago, in the original world, silence, the quintessence of all thought, all creativity, all enlightenment, still held its rightful place in the mind.

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The Land

On October 6, 2011 By

BY ROBERT BRADY


The land, the land, turning from dark into light long before we began, imparting to us from birth the wisdom of night and of day that abides in each heartbeat, each breath, the curve of that horizon alive in our eyes, for us to follow or ignore…

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Bright Road

On August 20, 2011 By

BY ROBERT BRADY

In the beginning was the yearning — to seek what could be sought, find what could be found, learn what could be known — to go beyond mountains, know beyond deserts, discover beyond oceans…

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