Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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Charlie (Colorado)

A Zen master was once asked "How do we know when we have done enough zazen?"

"Do zazen."

"But whet about if we feel we've learned everything there is to learn from zazen?"

"Do zazen."

"What if my back hurts and I want to give up?"

"Do zazen."

"What if I'm swept over by bliss and transported to the highest realms?

"Do zazen."

"What if I find myself in the realm of the Hungry Ghosts?"

"Do zazen."


Ah so.


I've been astonished by the prolific volume of (mostly) "quality" blogging produced by some like you and your colleagues at The Yellow Line. It can be quite a learning experience, though exhausting even to a "reader" (I can't imagine the "writer"). And though the "nowness" certainly has it's value, the race to the next topic does leave one frustrated when potential debates are unfulfilled (e.g. what I had hoped to see on Mark Satin's 12 Point Creative Centrist Agenda). But I certainly appreciate the need for a "break" from the trap of the "pressure to produce" at the daily pace.


Somehow I think a slowdown for you would still be considered prolific blogging for most.

I'm already scanning The Magic Mountain brochures for my next blogger burn out. Maybe I'll meet you there in a few months ...

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