Leonard Cohen lived here, but there's just extreme leg pain here now

In the 90's, rockstar Leonard Cohen was ordained as a Zen Priest under Joshu Sasaki Roshi. The platform he's sitting on in that photo looks familiar »

Genuinely Weird: An Intro

I hear the word ‘weird’ used a lot. Most of those times I think it’s the wrong word. People say ‘weird’ all the time, but »


We generally view ambition to be a good thing. If someone says, “I want to write a book in my free time”, or “I’m going »

cat compassion | focus | grep productive >> happiness_at_work.txt

First, a story. Darla stepped off of the train at the Powell stop. She darted quickly to make it to the escalator before the crowd. There »

BART Personas

I’m new to the bay area and new to using BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) as my primary means of transportation. I mostly get on »

My Oakland Zazen

I'm finding that in California, Zazen is a bigger part of my life. I don't know if it has anything to do with the location itself, »