some things

Since, obviously, I’m not maintaining this blog, I thought I would let folks know that I am (sort of, kind of, trying, thinking about) maintaining my faculty blog over this way. I haven’t thought all this through yet. I might cross-post a lot of stuff. Or I might devote that blog to serious stuff, this one to whimsical stuff. I don’t know. But in case you’re you’re wondering what I’m doing, professionally, head on over there.

Still working on the DharmaRealm, too. And hope to have a new interview up on the New Book Network next week.


iron birds and barbed wire

It seems to me that if you supported one community-funded independent creative work that tells the story of an important chapter in American Buddhist history, well then you should support another community-funded independent creative work that tell story of an important chapter in American Buddhist history.

it’s christmas

Charlie Brown Christmas


all american buddhism

An earlier iteration of my online self would have jumped on this one, a piece by the Angry Asian Buddhist regarding the Buddhism portal on the religion website Patheos. I’m not really interested in having a debate I’ve had before all to no avail. But I was contacted by @cherryblossom on Twitter today about one aspect of this debate that I think needs closer attention.


reconnect. recharge.


from the archives: close encounters



quick thoughts on #ows

I don’t have much to say on the “Occupy” movement, though I’ve been thinking about it quite a bit. I don’t have much to say because I haven’t had the time or energy to really look into (one of the consequences of being a new dad). But in those moments that I have had, it seems more than a little clear to me that one of the reasons the usual media suspects don’t know how to handle it is because it is a movement that truly transcends the usual dichotomies of American public discourse.