Saturday, February 19 2011 @ 09:21 pm Contributed by: Barry Graham
What will protect the environment is not going back to the land, but going farther away from it.
Joshua Trevino's Commentary on Wisconsin is Bizarre and Stupid in Equal Measure
Friday, February 18 2011 @ 11:24 pm Contributed by: Barry Graham
When I finished reading this article in The Guardian, I read it again, trying and failing to find some mitigation for its stupidity.
America the Illiterate
Friday, February 18 2011 @ 09:57 pm Contributed by: Barry Graham
Beasts of burden don't revolt, because they don't know any better.
In America, Many of the Poor Screw Themselves
Thursday, February 17 2011 @ 09:57 pm Contributed by: Barry Graham
In an otherwise good blog post titled "Screwing the Poor," Kevin Drum gets something wrong, and it's major.
Book Review: Light Was Everywhere by Richard Wehrman
Thursday, February 17 2011 @ 09:32 pm Contributed by: Barry Graham Light Was Everywhere by Richard Wehrman (Goldenstone Press, paperback, $14.95) is a generous book.
Good Riddance, Borders
Wednesday, February 16 2011 @ 10:06 pm Contributed by: Barry Graham
Borders, the bookstore chain, has filed for bankruptcy. Aside from the fact that I hate to see people lose their jobs, I say a gleeful "Good riddance," and hope Barnes and Noble is next.
On the Road
Tuesday, February 15 2011 @ 04:23 am Contributed by: Barry Graham
Tomorrow I'll be getting on the road to drive from Phoenix to New York City, so bloggage will probably be light the next few days. The Zen Center schedule will continue as usual while I'm gone. I'll be flying back, probably around the weekend.
Love: A Dharma Talk for Valentine's Day
Tuesday, February 15 2011 @ 12:06 am Contributed by: Barry Graham
Here's the talk I gave at the Zen Center yesterday. The video is by award-winning film-maker Kyle Niemier.
Monday, February 14 2011 @ 12:14 am Contributed by: Barry Graham
A new season of Beavis and Butt-Head will be shown this summer after an absence of fourteen years. Those unfamiliar with the show—or only superficially familiar with it—might suspect I've been sniffing paint-thinner when I say that I think it ranks along with the best of Mark Twain and is superior to anything James Thurber wrote.
Just See What Happens
Saturday, February 12 2011 @ 02:26 pm Contributed by: Barry Graham
I once heard a Zen teacher say, when asked about correct meditation posture, "What you do with the body is less important than what you do with the mind."