All posts tagged: Zen

What a book can do for you

art, etc. / books

Not so often do I find a book I really love. Almost never do I find a book that turns me into a better person, somehow. This is the author of one of them, Ruth Ozeki — The book is A Tale for the Time Being, and was shortlisted for last year’s Man Booker Prize. Related articles Ruth Ozeki: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 87 A tale for the time being, by Ruth Ozeki A Tale […]

On not getting a new name

Ephemera

I was just skimming through Twitter, as I unfortunately do, and came across several notices or quotes or references to alleged “spiritual guides” (aka “con men“) who offer guidance for the soul in bits and pieces of 140 characters or less. These con men, as I shall hereafter refer to them in blog postings — except in the instances where they are con women — all have names in languages and traditions that are not […]