Divination and Doubt

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For the last seven years or so, I have been up to my ears in one of the strangest books in the world, the Yijing 易經, or Book of Changes. The Yijing  (or, as it is often more popularly known, the I Ching) is, by any measure, one of the oddest books in existence: a bronze-age manual for governing, a …

The Thing Is…

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When I was casting around for a name for this new blog—naming things is always a tricky business—I eventually settled on ‘The Myriad Things’. I tried out a few other names as well, but ‘The Myriad Things’ was the one that stuck. I toyed with ‘Myriad Things,’ without the definite article; but I thought that it sounded a little too …

Welcome to the Myriad Things

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Well, here it is—after a hiatus of about a year or so, I’ve started blogging again in earnest. And so welcome to The Myriad Things. As some visitors here may know, for a long time—five years in all—I ran a blog over at thinkBuddha.org. It was a huge amount of fun; but back in late 2011, I decided to retire …