Prose

Usually serious, often self-focused, hopefully inspiring.

Reflections from a higher plane pt.4 by John Gillespie — last modified 2007-01-01 05:39 PM
 
From Oxford to Iceland by John Gillespie — last modified 2007-04-03 01:48 AM
 
The contributor of the rings by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 09:51 PM
 
Reflections from a higher plane pt.3 by John Gillespie — last modified 2007-01-01 05:39 PM
 
Reflections from a higher plane pt.1 by John Gillespie — last modified 2007-01-01 05:40 PM
 
Reflections from a higher plane pt.2 by John Gillespie — last modified 2007-01-01 05:40 PM
 
Reflections from a higher plane pt.5 by John Gillespie — last modified 2007-01-02 08:26 AM
 
Technical support by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 10:01 PM
 
Reflections from a higher plane pt.6 by John Gillespie — last modified 2007-01-09 02:54 AM
 
A pale blue dot by John Gillespie — last modified 2007-11-16 10:40 PM
 
It's Wellington's fault by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 10:08 PM
 
German lessons by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 10:12 PM
 
No free lunch by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 10:16 PM
 
Ancient mysteries by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 10:20 PM
 
Teacher knows best? by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 10:24 PM
 
Thomas Sugrue: There is a River by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 10:31 PM
 
Spaceship design by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 10:35 PM
 
Return to puppy power by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 10:46 PM
 
Airport anxiety by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 10:52 PM
 
The World by Ibid by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 10:57 PM
 
Formality Warped into an Epic by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-08-31 03:42 PM
The Champions League Final this week between Liverpool and AC Milan inspired me to put pen to paper. Yes, I am an avid soccer fan, and yes, I am going to make cosmic comparisons between a sporting event and life, the universe and our existential quest for self-understanding. But in this case they are justified...
Cooking lessons by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 11:03 PM
 
Paris syndrome by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 11:08 PM
 
Underhand heating by John Gillespie — last modified 2007-11-16 09:46 PM
 
Reflections from a higher plane pt.7 by John Gillespie — last modified 2007-01-07 08:16 PM
 
Intelligent Circulars Only by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 11:22 PM
 
Where ends meet by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 11:27 PM
 
Ten seconds of silence by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 11:30 PM
 
One Tree Hill by John Gillespie — last modified 2007-11-16 10:32 PM
Despite being a city of over a million people, Auckland, like the rest of New Zealand, is really just a small town—albeit with a few more high-rises. One in three of New Zealand's four million souls live here in the City of Sails, and another one will probably move here soon, but despite the urban crawl and café scene sophistication, touches of postcard New Zealand are but a short drive from the centre of town.
Subversion 1.4 released today by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 11:39 PM
Hang in there—if you make it past the first paragraph you'll discover a non-technical article...
A Dream Visit from Subarata by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-09-16 07:08 PM
Shortly after Subarata's passing I had a dream about her which seemed to be an authentic experience...
Needle in a Haystack by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 11:46 PM
I was quite enamoured of the life of the intellect once. Now more than a decade since departing the halls of academia, a small part of me thrives still in the world of study and ideas, a not quite articulated longing for the quiet, neatly stacked shelves of empty libraries, and their books of carefully reasoned arguments with clear, cleanly structured writing.
I wish that I was Hadlee pt.1 by John Gillespie — last modified 2006-12-31 11:51 PM
I really wanted to be a professional cricketer...
I've gone zen in Kamakura by John Gillespie — last modified 2007-01-10 06:35 PM
Astute readers of my weblog may have noticed that I was recently in Japan. Astute or not, it is hard to hide the fact that I have a great fondness for things kelp-flavoured and sea-weed covered.
Letter of Complaint by John Gillespie — last modified 2007-01-01 05:24 PM
Wellington, New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre member Budhsamudra was shocked to discover recently that he had been omitted from the most recent issue of Mashed Potatoes, Noivedya of Australia's newsletter of savoury comment. A letter of complaint followed shortly afterwards...
Things my Uncle taught me by John Gillespie — last modified 2007-01-08 04:03 PM
 
My Japanese brother by John Gillespie — last modified 2007-01-10 08:55 PM
A visit to a Zen monastery in Japan, meeting with a monk, more similarities than meet the eye.
A life less ordinary by John Gillespie — last modified 2008-02-14 04:59 AM
This article was first published in Salient magazine in 2002, author and New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre member John Gillespie asked to contribute to a series entitled "My Life," presenting people with unique lifestyles and beliefs, alternative approaches to life and the world around us.
Passing reflection by John Gillespie — last modified 2007-02-19 10:30 PM
I was touched reading Jogyata's short story for his wife Subarata's birthday; it seemed on the 7th anniversary of her passing she was still very much in his thoughts.
Beneath golden, setting sun by John Gillespie — last modified 2007-07-19 08:35 PM
Hazy, sun-warmed memories of a recent trip to Thailand
Miracles out of Mountains out of Molehills by John Gillespie — last modified 2007-07-17 08:21 PM
The death of childhood; a child reborn through meditation.