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NEW SUICIDE GIRLS ARTICLE (ABOUT SUICIDE!) and YOGA POSES and MAILING LIST

Got a new article up on SuicideGirls this morning. I may come back and write more here about it later. But for now, this is the link. The pic up there is what my friend Yoga instructor Patrick of Yoga Garden in Tokyo drew for me when I asked him what Yoga poses are good […]

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 […]

HOW TO BUY SHOBOGENZO

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 […]

VH1 ROCK HONORS and DYING BUDDHISM

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 […]