I went and saw the movie Idiocracy last night. It’s written & directed by Mike Judge, the guy who made Bevis & Butthead and King of the Hill. This is a fugging amazing movie. The review I’ve linked to (click the title of this article or the word “link” below) is much better than I’m […]

Case #29 from Shinji Shobogenzo Book One

One day Master Zengen went with his teacher Master Dogo to visit a house where someone had recently died to express their condolences. When they were alone, Master Zengen patted the coffin and said to Master Dogo, “Is he alive or dead?” Master Dogo said, “I will not say alive or dead.” Master Zengen said, […]

NEW PROMO! and whatever…

I just put another trailer for the Cleveland’s Screaming documentary up on You Tube. You can also see it on your right over there under the links. You Tube is some weird mojo. I walked to my post office this morning. There are two post offices in my vicinity. One is about 5 minute’s walk […]


I’ve been thinking some more about this issue of the eyes being focused in Zazen. It’s only recently that I’ve even considered the matter at all. Yet I think it’s an extremely important issue for people who practice Zazen. It kind of seems like I’ve felt that way for a long time, only it’s just […]


Last night I went out and saw the movie American Hardcore. It’s a documentary about — what else? — the American Hardcore punk movement of the early to mid 1980’s. I first heard about this film a couple months ago when I was already pretty deeply into making my film Cleveland’s Screaming. I was kinda […]