Brad

“IN THE MOMENT” and DHARMA TALKS and MY NEPHEW

My nephew Ben is out here visiting me from Knoxville, Tennessee. He just graduated high school and his mom (my sister) gave him a trip out to sunny Santa Monica to visit his groovy uncle as a graduation present. What do you do with an 18 year old? Some of the Suicide Girls offered to […]

SPIRITUAL SCHWAG

I wrote a poem today. It goes like this: Spiritual schwag, spiritual schwagPut a bunch of you in a bagTake you homePut you on a shelfThen I’ll transcendMy illusory self Spiritual schwag is, of course, all the dumb spiritual crap you find in New Age bookstores and the like. Healing crystals, little amulets, those little […]

FEEL THE GREEN SLIME!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g79_ljVC5Wk]Well, we’ve all had a lot of fun dissecting the true meaning of mindfulness. Now let’s move on to serious topics. I just came across this trailer for the 1968 Japanese/American co-production The Green Slime (?????3? ?????, Gamma Dai San Go Uchu Dai Sakusen, Gamma 3 — Operation: Outer Space). This has got to be […]

MINDFULNESS (Part A Million)

My God! I was wrong two times! The first two times in my whole entire life I’ve ever been wrong! What’s happening? Thanks to Ted Bringer and Dosho Port for pointing out a couple more times the word “mindfulness” or something like it occurs in Dogen’s writing. The longest and most complete explanations he gives […]

NEW SUICIDE GIRLS ARTICLE (May, 2008) and more on MINDLESS MINDFULNESS

Got a new SuicideGirls article up now. Yet another one about porn. I swear I’m gonna stop writing this article over & over one of these days. Maybe when people stop asking me to. I just woke up, so I’m not gonna try and expound anymore about mindfulness until maybe later. The thing with most […]