My new Suicide Girls article will be up as of 6AM Pacific Time Monday June 23rd. This would have been my mother’s 67th birthday if she were alive. But that isn’t what I wrote about. I won’t be able to post the link, though, until I return from Tassajara in two weeks. So maybe some […]


I am being held captive in a cell in San Quentin by my new boyfriend Bruno The Snake. I’ve managed to get access to one of the guard house computers through the exchange of certain “favors.” Please, anyone, send help soon…** ** I’m kidding. OK? Please don’t contact San Quentin on my behalf.


I’m up at the San Francisco Zen Center again. This place is getting to be like a second home or something. Or I’m getting to be like an unwanted guest who keeps stopping by and will never leave. But I’m here again anyway. Starting Wednesday I’ll be sitting a five-day sesshin at the Berkeley Zen […]


[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4pgv0B5Iqg] TRANSLATION: Announcer: Mr. Gori’s training. On screen words: The flame will still your confused mind. Without moving, quietly allow your mind to settle. Loud voice: Katsu! (nonsense syllable used mainly at Rinzai temples often as kind of reprimand) Announcer: Game over. For your family health, Wii Fit. On screen words: Weight, BMI (body mass […]


Here, for your entertainment and edification is an e-mail I just sent my sister about my nephew’s visit to me in Santa Monica. For background, Ben’s dad is Jewish and he identifies very much with being Jewish, although he’s really not very observant. Here it is: Stacey, My sad old brain doesn’t work well enough […]