Off the Beaten Path

Random Peckings and Droppings of a Free-Range Chicken Mind.

A Wide Range of Topics Discovered Wherever Nourishing Thoughts Present Themselves.


Blog posts about anything and everything imaginable.


Family poetry and stories from three generations of the Harding family.


Mindfulness and stress reduction through meditation.

KOAN 19. Ordinary Mind is Tao.

Mumon’s Poem

Hundreds of flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
The cool breeze in summer and snow in winter;
If there is no vain cloud in your mind,
for you it is a good season.

from Buddhism Now magazine

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