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SHE EVIL CARRIES ROSES

Here’s an old song of mine I’ve been listening to: She Evil Carries Roses This concerns a dark-haired girl in Chicago who, at the time, I was painfully enamored with. It seems to be a put down because I say she “evil” carries roses. But the song was meant affectionately. I think. I was in […]

DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL

Heres the second case in Dogens book of koans, Shinji Shobogenzo: Master Obaku Ki-un on Mt. Obaku in the Ko district ask Master Hyakujo Ekao, When I want to share with others the teachings which you have given us, how should I preach them? Master Hyakujo just remained sitting on his cushion without saying anything. […]

THANKSGIVING DAY SALE

Happy Thanksgiving Day everybody. At least all you Americans. The Canadians have it on a different day and those of you outside North America don’t have it at all. Count yourselves lucky! I was never big on this particular holiday. Tomorrow is Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, as everyone scrambles to […]

Want A Job, Want A Job, Want A Good Job…

Nobody remembers that bit from the movie Sid And Nancy, do they? Some bus driver (I think) is telling Sid Vicious he wrote a punk rock song and asks if Sid wants to hear it. He does. It goes, “I want a job, want a job, want a good job, I want a job that […]

DAYTON and MY JOB and LOS ANGELES

Yet another in a continuing series of blog postings written at while waiting to board a plane at an airport where they offer free WiFi. Today it’s Dayton. I’m against paying for WiFi at airports. I figure for the length of time I’m in one I hardly need to be connected. But if I get […]