BEN’S VISIT

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 doesnt work well enough […]

THAT’S ZENTERTAINMENT

I’ve been thinking about my love/hate relationship with this blog, its comments section, writing, and Zen in general. As so many nice people have kindly pointed out, the quality of writing on this here blog is not up to the standard of my books or Suicide Girls articles. And to that I say, d’uh!. And […]

“IN THE MOMENT” and DHARMA TALKS and MY NEPHEW

My nephew Ben is out here visiting me from Knoxville, Tennessee. He just graduated high school and his mom (my sister) gave him a trip out to sunny Santa Monica to visit his groovy uncle as a graduation present. What do you do with an 18 year old? Some of the Suicide Girls offered to […]

SPIRITUAL SCHWAG

I wrote a poem today. It goes like this: Spiritual schwag, spiritual schwagPut a bunch of you in a bagTake you homePut you on a shelfThen Ill transcendMy illusory self Spiritual schwag is, of course, all the dumb spiritual crap you find in New Age bookstores and the like. Healing crystals, little amulets, those little […]

FEEL THE GREEN SLIME!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g79_ljVC5Wk]Well, we’ve all had a lot of fun dissecting the true meaning of mindfulness. Now let’s move on to serious topics. I just came across this trailer for the 1968 Japanese/American co-production The Green Slime (?????3? ?????, Gamma Dai San Go Uchu Dai Sakusen, Gamma 3 Operation: Outer Space). This has got to be […]

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