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Death and Duty Somewhere Above Logan

Death and Duty Somewhere Above Logan

“Flight attendants . . . prepare for landing. . .” A heavy breath, then a pause. Relative silence — besides the creaking of the wings. The overhead speakers clicked. Again — this time in a breathy, almost pained rush through clenched teeth:...
Happy Rebirth Day

Happy Rebirth Day

I lie in bed this Easter morning nursing a toothache with a cold vodka compress. Old home remedy. And I’m thinking of rebirth. I want to be reborn into a form without a toothache, someday. Happy Easter, by the way. Regardless of your beliefs, chances are...
REVIEW: Hardcore Zen by Brad Warner

REVIEW: Hardcore Zen by Brad Warner

Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies and the Truth About Reality by Brad Warner My rating: 4 of 5 stars The strongest part of Hardcore Zen comes in Warner’s description of what Zen is almost like, but most definitely is not. It’s most evident in the...
Love is a Confrontation

Love is a Confrontation

People — especially young people — love love. They love being in love. And that’s lovely. However, if I hear another person go off on how they love another person “because” of this or that, I’m going to jump out a window....