here’s something to ruin your weekend

Here’s something to piss you off early in the morning.


the dissertation

Yesterday, in my short little blog posting, I thought to myself, why doesn’t this blog have a whole category for the dissertation (or academic things in general) the way I have categories for the buddha and music and politic. So, here it is. It’s chock-full of fun little entries about the academy, my time as […]


So I had this grand vision to write a long and really deep and insightful little blog piece today. But, let’s be honest. I’ve been doing nothing but writing for nearly eight hours a day for the past two weeks. I’m all written-out. All that writing, of course, has led to what I consider to […]

this ain’t hanami

Sakura (cheery blossoms) bloom only for a week or two in the spring. Viewing them is all about reflecting on transiency, impermanency and yet beauty inherent in our lives. But today I’m feeling very much like things are changing. Like I’m in the middle of a transitional period, and what’s at the other side is […]