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May 18, 2018
Batata Harra: Or, When the Humble Spud Takes a Walk on the Wild Side
Jan & I have spent some time of late exploring Middle Eastern cuisines -...
May 05, 2018
Okay, Cinco de Mayo is Not Mexican Independence Day. So, What is it? A Small Exploration of an American Holiday
Today is Cinco de Mayo. Out on the inter webs, if you're moving...
March 15, 2018
On The Death of a Tyrant: Or, Reflections on the Ides of March
Be fearful of exalted rank, o soul. And if you are unable...
March 14, 2018
Thinking of Stephen Hawking, Making Apple Pie, & the Range of the Human Mind
In the midst of all the tumult of life I find myself pausing just for...
February 19, 2018
Common Decency: Thinking About Fred Rogers Fifty Years After The First Episode of Mr Roger’s Neighborhood
I was driving home from a meeting with a friend who has...
November 27, 2017
When the Buddha Became a Christian Saint: Recalling the Feast of Saints Barlaam & Josaphat
Wishing you a blessed feast of the saints Barlaam & Josaphat! In...
November 26, 2017
Reading The Collected Letters of Alan Watts
I recently searched my now decade and counting deep blog for "Alan Watts." I discovered...
November 20, 2017
angel Kyodo Williams on Zen Buddhism & a Possible Emerging American Zen
I just stumbled upon this talk by the remarkable Zen priest and...
November 18, 2017
Let’s Not Forget Donald Trump’s History of Sexual Misconduct, And, Perhaps, Ask What Should be Done?
So many sad and terrible things are being revealed about...
November 15, 2017
The Day Football Revealed Itself
According to the Wikipedia article about him Harry Turner "was one of the most...
November 09, 2017
In Memory of Leonard Cohen
A dear friend passed this on to me. I now pass it on...
November 05, 2017
I Will Never Abandon You: The Zen Priest Hozan Senauke Sings
I can't date it precisely, but something in the neighborhood of fifty years ago I...
November 04, 2017
Enter Will Rogers
William Penn Adair Rogers, better known to posterity as Will, was born...
September 27, 2017
Thomas Traherne: Anglican Poet, Priest and Saint
Thomas Traherne was born in 1636, or, perhaps it was 1637. His father was a...
September 25, 2017
Pausing to Recall Lancelot Andrewes and His Amazing Bible
The Anglican communion marks today as a feast in honor of Bishop Lancelot Andrewes, who...
September 24, 2017
Liberal Religion & Buddhist Modernism: Or, We Can Blame the Whole Mess on Descartes
Some years ago I wrote something and in it referenced the term “liberal...
September 23, 2017
Enter Victoria Woodhull
"If you spliced the genes of Hillary Clinton, Madonna, Heidi Fleiss and Margaret...
September 21, 2017
God is Alive, Magic Is Afoot: Recalling the Wondrous Leonard Cohen
Leonard Norman Cohen was born on this day, the 21st of September,...
September 20, 2017
Drafting a Manifesto for a Western Zen Buddhist Sangha in the Twenty-First Century
Drafting a Manifesto for a Western Zen Buddhist Sangha in the Twenty-First Century...
September 19, 2017
International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Geeze! I almost forgot. Today is, I think, the twenty-second annual observation of Talk Like...
September 17, 2017
Happy birthday, Beantown!
There used to be a joke about Unitarians. It went, as...
September 10, 2017
What Latin Sounded Like
Weene Weede Weeke, anyone?
September 07, 2017
The Dangers of Irony in Literalist Times: Thinking of Guillaume Apollinaire
It was on this day in 1911 that Guillaume Apollinaire was arrested under suspicion of...
September 01, 2017
Martha: Still Extinct
Last year on this day I noted that it was on this day in 1914,...
August 25, 2017
Recalling the Great Moon Hoax. No, Not the Eclipse. You Saw That One, Remember?
Every once in a while I notice this little anniversary as it rolls around. It...
August 23, 2017
As Worlds Collide: A Western Zen Buddhist Looks to Bishop Synesius
I would hope that even school children know of the great mathematician and philosopher Hypatia...
August 14, 2017
Thinking of Saints: Jonathan Daniels & Ruby Sales
Today the lovely Episcopal Church commemorates as a feast in honor of a martyr, the...
August 11, 2017
Taking a Friday Evening Walk in the Neighborhood: Alamitos Beach
It's full on Summer in SoCal. And our Alamitos Beach neighborhood in...
August 11, 2017
The Great Infidel Is Born: Recalling Colonel Robert Ingersoll
I notice that today is Robert Ingersoll's birthday. He...
August 09, 2017
We All Die: A Small Zen Meditation on the Upajihattana Sutta and Love
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