A Quick Note From Your Webmaster…

First, I’m not Brad Warner.

Second, I’m sure people noticed that the site was offline for most of the day yesterday, and I apologize for that. It seems that a piece of add-on software for WordPress went wild, causing our CPU usage to spike, causing our ISP to basically shut the site off until we could sort out what the issue was, which wasn’t really possible until around midnight last night.

In any event, the probably-offending software is now disabled, and things should (::knock on wood::) be back to normal, or at least normal-esque.

As long as I’m here, I want to mention that I’m aware that the site’s SSL certificate has expired, and I’m hoping to be able to address that within the next few weeks. In the meantime, https will still function correctly, aside from the warning.

We now return you to your regularly-scheduled Hardcore Zen programming. I hope not to be making a habit of this.

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  1. Fred
    Fred June 9, 2013 at 6:26 pm |

    The myriad things come forward and awaken this piece of meat

  2. Mark Foote
    Mark Foote June 9, 2013 at 6:28 pm |

    “We salivate like dogs at the ring of the bell.”- didn’t Rumi write something about even the greatest politician being helpless at the musky scent of a woman? Think I read that once but I haven’t been able to find it, like “Raftery the Poet”: “see me now, with my face to the wall, a’ playin’ onto empty pockets”. Google fails me, with these.

  3. Fred
    Fred June 9, 2013 at 6:29 pm |

    “Soto Zen practitioners decided decades ago that dokusan is indispensable to Zen practice”

    It was to Mr Sasaki’s practice.

  4. Fred
    Fred June 9, 2013 at 6:33 pm |
  5. Mumbles
    Mumbles June 9, 2013 at 6:51 pm |

    (Back up there a ways:) “Rock” on, Fred!

    “I reserve the right to change my mind, to contradict the former “me” every few minutes or so…and/or agree with my previous ‘self”” -David Bowie and John E. Mumbles

  6. Mumbles
    Mumbles June 9, 2013 at 7:07 pm |

    This ain’t it, Mark, but I ran across this one just this morning, on a scrap of paper, given to my wife of ten years on the first day we professed our love to each other years ago (what is it with this word “matter” today? Guess it doesn’t matter…) :

    Come to the orchard in Spring.
    There is light and wine, and sweethearts
    In the pomegranate flowers.

    If you do not come, these do not matter.
    If you do come, these do not matter.
    -Jalalludin Rumi

  7. Mark Foote
    Mark Foote June 10, 2013 at 7:25 am |
  8. Mark Foote
    Mark Foote June 10, 2013 at 7:26 am |

    We have thunder and lightening since 2:00am, maybe common where you are John (& Fred?) but not in Northern California in June. Rain too, blessing.

  9. Harlan
    Harlan June 10, 2013 at 12:39 pm |

    Brad, I wonder if it wouldn’t be a good idea to give your loyal blog readers, the beginning few pages of your new book to see if it grabs us like the beginning of HCZ did. I remember picking HCZ up in a bookstore and after reading the first few paragraphs knew I had to own it. And I did, three different copies over the years. So give us a taste. It will help you sell more books..

    1. anon 108
      anon 108 June 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm |



      and click ‘click to look inside!’ to look inside.

  10. Anonymous
    Anonymous June 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm |

    No, Mark, I am not Andr3ew, or however you spell it. Jeez, louise.

  11. Mumbles
    Mumbles June 10, 2013 at 3:49 pm |

    Good “Nick Lowe” vid, Mark! Sure looked like Rockpile, but if memory serves they backed him on some solo work, too b4, during and maybe even after Rockpile. I saw Rockpile open for Elvis Costello & The Attractions on their second tour of the USA following the release of This Year’s Model. Mink Deville were the other opener, Hella show!

    & Oh Yeah, thunder and lightening are pretty common here this time of year, “comes with the territory…” Glad you got some rain. It is a blessing, as long as the roof doesn’t leak!

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