Category: books

Pictures from Brooklyn

My eldest and I spent the day at the Brooklyn Book Fest (more correctly the Target Activities Tent). We had Five Guys and then walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. Click the picture for a slide show.

Every Now and Zen

Humor is incongruity in action. The universe is incongruous. Humor is therefore the best expression of the truth underlying the universe. It is, in its very essence, the heart of Zen. – Stanley Bing, Throwing the Elephant It is not…

This a bird, This a plane

When my Ahma came over she couldnโ€™t read English. To manage, she devised a system for identifying objects by shape, size, color, and label art. This system was not foolproof like when our local supermarket started selling liquid soap (she…

Glad in Utah

I am in Salt Lake City, Utah for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) conference. One of the things that drew me out here was an announcement that Malcolm Gladwell would be speaking at the conferenceโ€™s opening ceremony.…

Seeing Sulu

I finally got around to editing the video my wife shot at the reading I was a part of in January. I read four poems and a piece from the novel I am “working” on. It was not my best…