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Around seven or eight years ago, an online Buddhist magazine asked me to contribute articles. At first I was pleased. Then I heard the terms they were offering. I would be paid according to the number of views and shares my articles got. If they got less than a certain number of views, I would […]
Before I even get started, I want to be very clear. President Trump’s decision to enforce the policy of separating children from their parents at the US border is a terrible thing. I very much oppose what he is doing. In the wake of this stuff, though, I’ve seen some things shared on social media […]
One of my friends in German mentioned that he did not know I had a YouTube channel. He’s a regular reader of this blog but he had no idea. I HAVE A YOUTUBE CHANNEL!!!!! Here’s the latest video. Weirdos & Traveling in Europe https://youtu.be/yz9Y5p0EVvE Gotta Go! EUROPEAN (Jijuyu Zanmai) TOUR 2018 June 17, 2018 […]
I’ve written about suicide a number of times on this blog. But now it’s trending thanks to the suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. I had never heard of Kate Spade until people started talking about her suicide on social media. I had heard of Anthony Bourdain. But until he died, all I could […]
My father was born on June 5, 1941. I’m at Benediktushof, a meditation retreat center near Würzburg, Germany right now. I can’t call him to wish him a happy birthday because it’s too hard to get a decent phone signal out here. Besides, this is supposed to be a place of silence. So this blog […]