Brad

SECRET TEACHINGS

First off, the December schedule for Saturday Zazen at the Hill Street Center is Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, and Dec. 23. December 9th is a day-long micro-retreat. On Dec. 23rd Tonen O’Connor from the Milwaukee Zen Center will be in attendance. That should be fun. Thanks for all the comments and e-mails on […]

JESUS

I’ve been thinking of writing a book about Jesus. So I’m gonna write down these thoughts and post them without really editing it much. It’ll be messy. But maybe something useful will come of it. Here goes… There must be a hundred “Buddha and Jesus” books out there. But, although it’s a subject I’ve been […]

MICHAEL RICHARDS MELTDOWN

I saw the Michael Richards racist tirade at the Laugh Factory and the subsequent apology on Letterman on YouTube this morning. I cant stay up that late anymore. Though Ive been meaning to go see something at the Laugh Factory for a while now and had I noticed Michael Richards was doing a show, I […]

MISQUOTING JESUS

I just finished Misquoting Jesus by Bart Ehrman. It’s all about how the Bible has been changed over the years by the various scribes whose job it was to copy the thing in the days before Xerox machines. Ehrman was once an evangelical Born Again Christian who believed that the Bible was the inerrant word […]

BORAT

I saw Borat the other night. It’s very niiice. Usually when I see a movie that’s been hyped to all get-out I end up being disappointed. Conversely, when I see a film that’s gotten little or no press, or bad press, and that film turns out to be good, it seems a lot better than […]