My Newsletter
Another defunct publication, which ran from May to August, 2009.
It was where people could "keep up on all my activities,"
and had a fair bit of blogging in it as well.
(more about this newsletter)

June 27-July 3, 2009

I'm flying to the states early next week, so this week was all about getting my pages updated far in advance. In fact, from Sunday until today (Friday) I hadn't been out of the building, and only once left my rooms, to go to another floor and check out the goods being sold by friends who are moving.

Yes, a rather boring life.

But the writing has been great; I'm so excited about doing this that I don't even miss little things, like sunshine.

So here's the week's publication at Much more on its way.

Production note: As I travel, I may miss some blogs and such. But most of the pages should be posting automatically.

Wisdom Blogs:

365 Secrets of Happiness: 7 new posts: Tickle the IvoriesHave a PicnicBuy a Hat (and Wear It)Improve Your KarmaGo Play in the Mud, Give Someone Flowers, and Get Your Spiffy On

At the Feet of Sri Ramakrishna: 2 posts: God in the Wicked and the Good (be discriminating) and The Voice of God (from the top of an elephant)

Buddhism Simplified: 2 more posts on the life of the Buddha: Three Beautiful Palaces (luxury can't prevent suffering) and Choosing a Bride (maybe marriage will settle the young prince down?)

Meet Joe Campbell: 2 more posts on Campbell's ideas and sources: Idea #8: Transparent to Transcendence (a closer look at a provocative idea) and Sources #1: Native American Stories (one of Joe's lifelong passions)

Aphorisms of a Derelict Yogi: 2 posts: "Lotsa mechanics in this world, not many drivers" (everybody wants to fix problems) and "If you screw around, you'll get the clap" (a crude statement of the Law of Karma)


Meatless/Mooless Monday: 2 posts: The Gourmet Vegan (free online magazine) and "summer express :: 101 simple vegan meals ready in 10 minutes or less™" (simply amazing)

My Photo Galleries: Gallery of Eight Immortals Paintings at San Yuan Gong, Guangzhou (a fine example of the "Ba Xian")

About James:

Blog Highlights: I finish off Season 7 of Buffy (but still have to catch up on Saeson 2), have a couple of very sedate days, read a good book, work some more, get a call from an old monk pal, and run into old friends in town.

My Bio and more: Post on Our Wedding (the great event and the surrounding activities)


America: Post on A Tibetan Mandala, Los Angeles, CA (a visual prayer)

Japan: Post on  A Bodhisattva's Camera (a rumor about photographic history confirmed)

China: Post on The Boy Emperor's Tomb, Shenzhen (last resting place of the last Song emperor)

Philippines: Post on Simbaan a Bassit (Small Church), Vigan (an evocative cemetery)

Asia: Post on Da Er Ge Ye (Older and Second Brother), Thian Hock Keng, Singapore (a smoking demon and his pal)

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