Majora Carter, “Free Tibet!”

After the torch route was shifted to the other side of town, one of the torch bearers (an American woman from the Bronx) unfurled a Tibetan flag. She was promptly removed from the relay by the SF Police, literally pushed off into the crowd, and had her flag confiscated.

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 […]

bitch bitch bitch

Okay. I’ve got a few things to gripe about today and you’ll have to forgive me in advance if any of this seems thoroughly “un-Buddhist.” The why and hows of the following being, in point of fact, completely Buddhist will have be for some other rant. Here goes: Am I invisible? Did I forget to […]

summertime again

It’s about 10:30 on a Wednesday morning, and I’m sitting on my couch in shorts and a t-shirt. In about an hour I’m going to pick up Dana and we’re going to a Giants game on her company’s dime. So it’s a good day. Not that I don’t have a million things to do, mind […]


I went to the City yesterday. The BART ride was fairly uneventful as mid-afternoon BART rides usually are. But once we got out of the trans-bay tube and were headed into West Oakland Station, the train operator made a rather cryptic announcement about someone finding a “suspicious” suitcase back at Embarcadero. A couple guys sitting […]

chicken bones

I’m only posting this because the chicken bone line: The electoral semi-tsunami means new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is next in line after Dick Cheney in Presidential succession. In other words, she’s only two chicken bones away from the Presidency. And Bush does not look like a picky eater. Does the term “unchewed […]