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zen, photography, & the musings of an angry, tattooed monk

photograph. 13 september 2021

laying on ground looking up at dried seed pods on stems

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august reads. 1 september 2021

A Nest of Nightmares by Lisa Tuttle

The Corpse Had A Familiar Face by Edna Buchanan

Food of the Gods by Cassandra Khaw

The Hole by Hye-Young Pyung

Witch by Rebecca Tamás

The Bird Way by Jennifer Ackerman

#LisaTuttle #EdnaBuchanan #CassandraKhaw #HyeYoungPyung #RebeccaTamás #JenniferAckerman

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online meditation meeting. 26 august 2021

slice of wood showing tree rings with dried flowers and piece of dried grass with a seed head sitting atop it

a necessary component of zen buddhist practice, for any contemplative practice really, is sangha — community. with the pandemic still raging and many zen centers and temples closed, we need community all the more.

i will host an online meditation period on mondays — no dharma talk, no conversation; just meditation together — at 5am scottish time.

the video conferencing application used is Jitsi Meet, an open source and ethical application (no tracking or mining of user's data) that works across multiple platforms. also, no account creation is needed to use the service, just the app or a web link.

the first meeting will take place on august 30th. here is the meeting link. as this is an inclusive and active sitting period, please enable the camera.

if you have questions, send me an email.

gassho,

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july reads. 1 august 2021

Wet Work by Philip Nutman

The Social Photo: On Photography and Social Media by Nathan Jurgenson

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg Volume 1 by Rosa Luxemburg

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photograph. 30 july 2021

pigeons in flight

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recent listening. 15 july 2021

most of my waking hours, i just listen to the ambient sounds around me, but i do enjoy a dose of jazz, classical, metal, and podcasts.

here are my auditory delights of the past week or two:

podcasts

Deep Dive podcast, episode Kōji – the magical mold of Japan

Nocturne podcast, episode Rest for Them

BIRDS EYE VIEW podcast – a podcast made with incarcerated women in northern australia.

tunes

Justina Jaruševičiūtė's Silhouettes

Amanda Whiting's After Dark

Patrick Shiroshi's No-No / のの

#podcasts #music #DeepDivePodcast #NocturnePodcast #BirdsEyeViewPodcast #JustinaJaruševičiūtė #AmandaWhiting #PatrickShiroshi

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photograph. 5 july 2021

a four inch stiletto shoe atop a pile of dry leaves along with a mix of rubbish

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june reads. 3 july 2021

the highlights of june's reading:

The Disordered Mind by Eric R. Kandel

A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe

Maximum Bob by Elmore Leonard (reread)

The Dream Songs by John Berryman (reread)

#EricRKandel #DanielDefoe #ElmoreLeonard #JohnBerryman #books #MonthlyReads

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video: football floating along the river kelvin. 9 june 2021

football floating along the river kelvin by daishin on PeerTube –- an ethical, decentralized platform with no ads or tracking.

video screenshot of football floating along the river kelvin

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may reads. 1 june 2021

the highlights of may's reading, most of which were rereads:

All the Beautiful Sinners by Stephen Graham Jones

Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis (reread)

The Other by Thomas Tryon (reread)

The Same Sea In Us All by Jaan Kaplinski (reread)

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell (reread)

The Unfinished Hut by Gerry Loose

#stephengrahamjones #warrenellis #thomastryon #jaankaplinski #roberttressell #gerryloose #books #daishinreads

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