Happy Mother's Day to all moms living or dead! Here's a song for you! It's Nobody Loves Me (But My Mom) by The F-Models, one of my favorite Akron/Kent bands of the early 80s. Enjoy!
And if you're in Southern California you can enjoy hearing me speak at the following places next week:
May 10, 2011 (Tue) 7:00 pm Ventura Buddhist Center 901 S. Saticoy Ave, Ventura, CA 93004
May 12, 2011 (Thu) 7:30 pm Against The Stream 4300 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA
Note that the appearance at Against The Stream is on a Thursday (May 12) not a Wednesday as is their norm. So don't show up on Wednesday and be all like, "D'oh!" But do show up on Thursday because a lot of the regulars might not be there and I need all the support I can get!
And speaking of support, don't forget about my new/old book, Death To All Monsters, which is now available as a handy and dirt cheap download from the following places:
http://tiny.cc/g38eg (Barnes & Noble)
For those coming out to the talks in So Cal, I have printed up ten (10) copies of the book and will have them for sale there. These are super ultra limited and amazingly rare. So get them while you can!
This was my first novel, which I was unable to find a publisher for at the time. It was an attempt to write a real Zen science fiction novel. As opposed to a sci fi novel by a guy who has read a bunch about Zen but has no clue what the actual practice is like. The Zen bits are scattered throughout the text and never call attention to themselves.
Plus it is a rollicking good story! I was scared when I first dug this up a couple years back that it would turn out to suck. But it's actually really good. Way better than a lot of crap out there that does get published.
This is Hardcore Zen before there was Hardcore Zen.