In the fall of 1998 I was working in a warehouse in Oakland and living with some friends in San Francisco. My room was basically a closet at the back of the apartment, but it had a loft with room for a futon and enough space for a small desk and my Macintosh Performa. WhatContinue reading “Some thoughts on the new boss”
The internet is outraged. There’s always something. Perhaps it’s a celebrity that has said something sexist. Or a minor public intellectual who’s made a bad joke or used a racist slur. I don’t know. But I do know this: first and most importantly, it’s okay it be pissed off and to call people out onContinue reading “Harumph”
Jane Iwamura down at the University of the West has a class going on right now on Buddhism in the West, and her students are managing a blog called “Dharma Dialogue.” It’s an admirable project to give students the opportunity to share their experiences and what they’re learning, studying, and the issues with which they’re wrestling with the public at large. Especially given the vitriol one usually finds in the Buddhist blogs these days when the topics hit so close to home. I find the posts smart and the entire project bold. I’m a fan.