Reading the Dharma Talk as Ritual: a status report

Much of this paper ends up in my dissertation. It was presented to the Buddhist Studies group of the American Academy of Religion during the 2007 Western Regional meeting in Berkeley.

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today i am a geek

Dana just bought me a clock that tells time in binary. That’s right binary. And I know I must be officially be a geek because not only did I know it was a binary clock before I even read the packaging, but I thought it was just about the best present ever.

damn it!

So I’m looking at my last entry and thinking to myself, That’s all well and good, Scott, but it’s sort of a dull entry. I mean, it lacks anything particularly insightful or interesting or revelatory. I know no one’s really expecting me to be brilliant all the time, but the entry reads like someone who’s […]

where are you?

I know I know. I never call, I never write. It’s like I’ve dropped off the face of the planet. That’s how I’ve been feeling as of late, anyway, despite the fact that I have been keeping in relatively good touch with a lot of people lately. But mostly because I’ve been extraordinarily busy. Busy busy. Idle hands, and all that.