14 DOLLAR (Make Me Holler)

So yesterday we had our usual weekly zazen thing at Hill Street Center in Santa Monica (details at the link on your left). I’d say between 8 and 10 people attended. I really don’t know for certain. Coulda been as many as 11. I took the money out of the donation box and counted it […]


Every couple months someone writes me to say that they tried to order Gudo Nishijima’s translation of Shobogenzo from Amazon but that the only thing they came up when they searched was a used copy for $187 or some such thing. I really don’t understand this. The original run of the books sold out ages […]


Before I forget, here’s where I’ll be at the end of August. Should be interesting… So I went and saw The Who last Saturday at their VH1 Rock Honors thing over at Pauley Pavillion, the basketball stadium at UCLA. It was a pretty amazing show. The opening bands included The Flaming Lips, Pearl Jam, The […]

Rest In Peace, Janwillem van de Wetering

I just got the following news from my publishers:? Dutch crime writer Janwillem van de Wetering, 77, died on July 4, 2008,following a struggle with cancer. Best-known for his Amsterdam Cops series,Soho Press will be reissuing all 14 of van de Wetering’s Soho Crime novelsin paperback, beginning this fall. Janwillem van de Wetering is probably […]


Man. I’m listening to some dude give an explanation of a “Zen style walking meditation.” He’s telling folks that when you move one foot forward this represents that foot coming into fullness, while the foot behind is in emptiness, and then the other foot comes forward from emptiness into fullness, and so on. Where do […]