Monthly Archives: April 2016

Zazen is a Physical Practice

Don’t Be a Jerk: And Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan’s Greatest Zen Master By Brad Warner.  New World Library.  306 pp.  $16.95. Still pondering Brad Warner’s book.  Dogen goes on and on. Brad does a paraphrase of the Fukanzazengi, the meditation instructions Dogen wrote (and largely cribbed from a Chinese document) when he returned … Continue reading Zazen is a Physical Practice

Stop Me Before I See More Movies!

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2016 Thursday The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith  ***   Forever, Chinatown **1/2 The 100 Years Show **** The Many Sad Faces of Mr. Toledano ****   By Sydney Lumet  ***1/2   Weiner **1/2 Friday  The Black Belt *** Trapped ****   Dancing for You ***** Dixieland  ** … Continue reading Stop Me Before I See More Movies!

The Texture of Every Day

Jim Harrison 1937-2016 I’ve been haunted this week by the death of Jim Harrison, whom I’ve described for years as my favorite living writer and whose books I bought as soon as they came out, without reading a review or glancing through them.  Only once did he let me down.  I’ve wondered specifically if The … Continue reading The Texture of Every Day