EppsNet Archive: Rain

Too Lazy To Be Ambitious


Too lazy to be ambitious, I let the world take care of itself. Ten days’ worth of rice in my bag; a bundle of twigs by the fireplace. Why chatter about delusion and enlightenment? Listening to the night rain on my roof, I sit comfortably, with both legs stretched out. — Ryokan Taigu Read more →

Internal Dialogue While Driving to Work


This car is a mess. I’ve been meaning to get it washed for weeks and I never do. What is wrong with me? I’m just drifting aimlessly through life. (It starts to rain.) I am a genius. Read more →

Walking in the Rain


I’m walking in a California spring rain . . . no umbrella, just like my caveman ancestors. Granted, cavemen couldn’t record their favorite TV shows and watch them at their leisure like we can, but they had a more authentic relationship with the natural world . . . Read more →



Unexpected rain in July makes my decision not to wash my car since last year look eerily prescient. Read more →

Fruit Pickers


“Look at those guys,” my son says. “They’re all wearing ponchos and it’s not even raining.” “Well, it was raining,” I say, “and it may rain again. There’s an old saying in the fruit picking business: It’s better to have a poncho and not need it than to need a poncho and not have it. Think about it.” “Why do I need to think about it?” “Because it didn’t seem to make much of an impact on you. Want me to say it again?” “No.” Read more →