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The Ego Tunnel

The Ego Tunnel

I’ve been reading a book called The Ego Tunnel by Thomas Metzinger. I heard about this book when I randomly looked for podcasts about science and philosophy to accompany a session on the elliptical machines at my local 24 Hour Fitness center. The podcast I chose featured Mr. Metzinger talking about his book. He said […]

Scientology and the Prison of Intestinal Distress

Scientology and the Prison of Intestinal Distress

I arrived in Helsinki, Finland yesterday (Monday May 21) at around 4:30 in the afternoon. On Sunday I got on an Air France flight bound for Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris that departed from LAX at 3:15pm. I changed planes in Paris for a Finnair flight to Helsinki. All told, I was in the […]

Thoughts and Prayers

Thoughts and Prayers

First off, I’m sorry I have not been updating this blog lately. I’ve been working on a new book and I wanted to get a first draft done before leaving for Europe this weekend. Speaking of Europe, I’ll be in Europe for a month starting next week. The dates are listed below as well as […]

Everything Will Be All Right

Everything Will Be All Right

I was sick last week. Flu or cold, I don’t know. But it was nasty. It was so bad I did not even go to our Mt. Baldy retreat. When you’re sick, it’s not pleasant, but, for me, it’s usually just a stuffy nose, some sneezing, and lots of sleeping on the couch. This one […]

Can You Recommend a Place to Do Zen in My Area?

I’m sorry. I don’t keep up with the meditation scene around the country or around the world. I don’t maintain a list of good places to practice zazen. Apart from the very small number of places I’ve actually visited, I know nothing about who’s doing what in the Zen world. In fact, I can’t say I […]