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.
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.
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.
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.