9AM It’s Beginning Secretary #1: What’s the problem? Secretary #2: Oh…the gathering darkness. 105 Avenue O Brooklyn, New York via Overheard in the Office, Sep 28, 2005
So, a week or so ago, the San Francisco Chronicle endorsed Arnold Schwarzenegger for Governor. When I read it over my morning cup of coffee, I though, “Huh. That’s weird. Whatever.” And went about my day. The letters to the editor, on the contrary, have been as angry, outspoken, and (yes) diverse on opinion as […]
This past weekend, at the opening of the new Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley (where I’ve gotten myself a new job, but that’s another story), there was a symposium on the varieties of nembutsu practice in Buddhism. It was, among other things, your typical academic symposium, full of very good, well-written papers by some very […]
Is it wrong that this consistently cracks me up? A little early Halloween gift for everyone!
I don’t really have anything to say to this. It speaks for itself. Video shows Chinese border guards shoot Tibetan refugees.
Why is that whenever someone comes out against non-traditional families or homosexual marriage or gay folks having kids they always use this argument that the kids of divorce are all kinds of fucked up? I take a large amount of personal offense to this rational because I am the product of divorce. And my brother and I are anything but fucked up. And I have a lot of friends who are also the children of divorce. And they arenâ€™t fucked up either. Was there some study done somewhere that said, â€œOh my god! Fucked up offspring of divorce parents are running rampant! We must do something! Why wonâ€™t somebody please think about the children!?!?â€
Sometimes you gotta move stuff. Liven things up. Shake off the dust. The other day, on a whim more or less, Dana and I decided to rearrange our living room. It opened things up. Things feel way better in here. Which is where I am right now. Listening to Cannonball Alderly while Dana does her […]