Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than

Zen Pencils

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Aww, this is the one that ran July 9th. Still great, but I wanted to see the next chapter of the story…

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    There is a Zen saying, “Before Enlightenment chop wood carry water, after Enlightenment, chop wood carry water.”

  3. edclectic

    edclectic said, almost 2 years ago

    Until you get frikken shot!

  4. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @edclectic

    No, no… I don’t like getting my frikken shot.

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 2 years ago

    Broke his crown

  6. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    That motto hung on the door to our Basic Training Company entrance back at Fort Dix 1972. I had forgotten it till Zen brought it back to my memory.
    Thank you
    This is Very, Very true.
    And folks wonder why at 61 why I do Cross Fit three times a week.

  7. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Veteran

    Thank you for your service to our country Veteran.

  8. paul flentge

    paul flentge GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Chopping Ice by Paul Flentge is a great story about chopping wood and carrying water. Awesome read!

  9. mr_sherman

    mr_sherman GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    Except you know WHY you continue to chop wood and carry water.

  10. Bakumanfan

    Bakumanfan said, almost 2 years ago

    awesome

  11. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Loosing the Greatest Generation is sad. Fewer and fewer every day. I did see that video great stuff. Now the Korean Vets are going. Been some great stories of that forgotten conflict on Military Channel lately.
    Grunt Marines facing T34/85 tanks with rifles and grenades and surviving. Chosin Reservoir. There greatest quote. “Are you retreating?” “No, we are advancing in the opposite direction.”
    Fort Campbell ehhh?
    “I wanna be an Airborne Ranger
    “Live a life of blood, guts and danger.”
    “All the way….. gotta go…… gotta be”
    AIRBORNE….RANGER!!!!”
    “Good for you………good for me.”
    “Airborne………Ranger.”
    I still can hear that drill Sergeant singing that as we “jogged” on the 12 mile run in full equipment.

  12. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, almost 2 years ago

    …you always sweated in the Nam.

  13. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Very good Veteran and mr Sherman! Working out is a good thing. It also clears the mind.


    I’d be working out here in my main use room right now, but I’m expecting service on the wiring to my pool scrubber sometime today so I have to stay fully dressed (and it’s 103F right now so I prefer less).

  14. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @DAZZ

    That it does. When we do our Cross fit outside tomorrow afternoon when it hits 105 I will have very little in my mind.
    Except WHY AM I DOING THIS TO MYSELF???
    No I am just kidding. We do keep cold water and a cool place close by. Heat Stroke and Exhaustion is not a good thing. And we do use the shady part of the building. Its only 98 in the shade.

  15. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @capndunzzl

    So true. Once wet just stayed wet and it wasn’t even raining. Then it would rain and I never got dry. You seen those wet cat pictures? My look exactly. The only breeze might be your buddy passing gas. It was still a breeze to be appreciated.
    Match that with the Flak jacket. Instant portable sauna. No electricity required. Just put on, zip up and breath. Instant sweating. My brother however was in Iraq (both wars) and he described 124 highs. So dry you could feel the moisture leaving your body. Had cold coffee just set out in the sun on a rock. Warm in a couple of minutes.

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