Happy Holidays

I am taking a short vacation from the blog. Nothing serious; just a few days. I'll be back on December 31st with a new question of the week: What is Compassion? It will be posted in response to the current article over at Urbanmonk.net called:

Spread the Love NOW! Group Writing Project

For details, head over there and check it out for yourself.

Actually, this is a joint effort by the "Three Monks" – Wade of The Middle Way, Kenton of Zen-Inspired Self Development, and Albert of Urban Monk.Net.

If you want to participate, be sure to do so before January 5th. It is a bit time sensitive. As of this writing, there are already nine responses.

Until then, I will be available for emails and comments and such, but I'll otherwise be away from the site.

You can also check out my tumblelog to see what is happening.

I am also planning a slightly new design for Takuin.com. I should have it up and running by the second week of January.

Akiko and I are going to Toyama for New Years, and we'll return to Tokyo on January 3rd.

I am also taking ideas for an ebook I am going to release for this site. Anything in particular you would like to see? (It will be free, by the way.)

What? No Question this week?

OK, OK. I'll give you something.

As most of you know, I give little importance to the past. But many people feel the need to reflect upon what has happened in their lives. (I have nothing against reflection, but the problem arises in how to see it.) With this in mind, I will give you a tiny question of the week. Here we go:

What event in 2007 touched you deeply in a profound way? Did anything occur that struck right to the core? How has it affected your life?

Of course, it is quite possible that nothing fits the bill. If that is the case, don't feel disheartened. Your answer will be whatever it will be. Just lay it out as it is.

Happy holidays everyone. See you soon.