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november reads. 30 november 2021

My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

What Starts Here Stops Here by babs nicriogair (writer) & Annabel Wright (artist)

The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan

Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People by Frances Ryan

Outsider in Amsterdam by Janwillem van de Wetering (reread)

Edwin Morgan Selected Poems by Edwin Morgan

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photograph. 29 november 2021

frozen spider web on metal fence by the kelvin river

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photograph. 19 november 2021

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Zen for real Life podcast episode: community. 1 november 2021

i posted a short podcast about a walk in glasgow, scotland, on Zen for real Life.

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october reads. 1 november 2021

American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennet

Destroy All Monsters: a Reckless Book by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

Starvation Heights by Gregg Olsen

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (reread)

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september reads. 1 october 2021

Sarah Jane by James Sallis

Fearing the Black Body: the Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings

Innocence; or, Murder on Steep Street by Heda Margolius Kovály

night exposures by Gerry Loose

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photograph. 20 september 2021

leaf standing up in puddle with its own mirrored reflection

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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

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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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