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The Room

The Room

Before I go on, I gotta announce that IT CAME FROM BEYOND ZEN and SEX SIN AND ZEN (as read by me) are now available as audiobooks from Audible.com! Go get ’em! I’ve always liked movies that lots of people consider “bad.” Some of my very favorites in this category include Robot Monster, Troll 2, Teenagers from Outer Space, Godzilla […]

Doctor Who, Dogen, and the Fermi Paradox (or Happy New Year 2018)

Doctor Who, Dogen, and the Fermi Paradox (or Happy New Year 2018)

Jesus. It’s 2018. That’s like Blade Runner or something. No wait. Blade Runner is next year. We’d better start working on those androids and off-world colonies. I spent Christmas at my sister’s place outside Nashville. While I was there, my nephew Ben and I watched episode one of series ten of Doctor Who. In that […]

My Christmas present in 1974, a copy of the Jesus Christ Superstar movie soundtrack.

Merry Christmas 2017

Today is the day when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Most folks know these days that Jesus probably was not born on December 25th. The Bible doesn’t give any indication as to his birthday. The date December 25th was probably chosen because European pagans already had […]

How Zazen Works: A Provisional Hypothesis

How Zazen Works: A Provisional Hypothesis

The following is an idea that I’ve been brewing up for the last few years. I offer it only as brain candy, not as some kind of final explanation. I assume this hypothesis is not entirely correct. And yet it has served me well for a few years now as a working idea of how […]

Meat Puppets II

Colors

There are no colors. At least that’s what most folks working in science will tell you. You see the soft blue backdrop of your computer desk top, the red filling of a Cherry Pop Tart, the vibrant psychedelic splashes on the cover of Meat Puppets II. But, objectively speaking, there are no colors out there. […]