Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Waiting waiting waiting

It felt like most of my day today was spend either in waiting rooms or waiting in lines.  Sort of relaxing in a way when there is nothing you can do about it.  Anyway, here's this drawing.

Friday, April 16, 2010


This is a drawing I did while I was on the phone of a little Jizō statue that Alex brought me from her trip to the west coast.  The weather is cloudy and a little cold so it's kind of a low-key day today, which is fine by me.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

One way to respond to a valid argument

Everybody loves an ad hominem, right?  Some days I just don't feel like doing philosophy.  I call those "tuesdays" (weekdays?) ... wah-wah.  Anyway, here's the sort of drawing I do on those days.

Friday, April 9, 2010

A Cat's Yawn

This cat I drew says a Tibetan proverb:

          mi tshe zhi mi'i a stong tsam las med par stong zad ma gtong la

          Human life is just (as short as) a cat's yawn; don't waste it.

Though my Japanese translation is just a guess, but I thought maybe it would work as a Haiku:


hito jumyou
tada neko akubi
rouhi yamete

Which as a Haiku in English would be:

The human lifespan
Is only but a cat's yawn
Don't waste it away

I like this proverb and occasionally think about it when I find myself doing some totally trivial task that I don't enjoy anyway ... that's it for wasting time today (at least by blogging!).

Sunday, April 4, 2010

そろそろ (soro soro)

そろそろ (soro soro) is a Japanese word that means something like "slowly", "gradually", "quietly", "soon", or "almost."   I'm told it is often used as a suggestion as in "Let's start to [verb]" or "Lets move towards [verb]." Anyway, It's a nice sunday here in Providence so I'm going outside.