What Was New in 2003
6/31/03 - I left the Bay Area for eight months and traveled,
6/28/03 - Greetings. Sorry to have been gone so long. Here's a personal update replete with excellent excuses for my absence. - DC
And here's a new Verbatim and a lightly edited versions of A lecture by Shunryu Suzuki [no longer on site which carries only one Suzuki lecture at a time] given on Tuesday, March 9, 1971 at the City Center in San Francisco which was used by Ed Brown as a source for a chapter of the new book of Suzuki lectures called Not Always So.
5/17/03 - Verbatim and a lightly edited versions of A lecture by Shunryu Suzuki given on Saturday, March 30, 1969 which was used by Ed Brown as a source for a chapter of the new book of Suzuki lectures called Not Always So. [new one on now - only one lecture at a time]
05/04/03 02:01:00 - Greetings on this numerically interesting second.
5/02/03 - Thanks to Taigen Dan Leighton for the new links for the Current Events Page.
4/24/03 - Verbatim and lightly edited versions of A lecture by Shunryu Suzuki given on Saturday, March 15, 1969 at Sokoji in San Francisco which was used by Ed Brown as a source for a chapter of the new book of Suzuki lectures called Not Always So. [new one on now - only one lecture at a time]
4/18/03 - the Iraq War page is now the Current Events Page with a link up top. And there are a couple of responses to this page and a reply from me to one of them that you can find there. This page and the links from it are part of the Digressions section of this web site and just clutter it up with a lot of opinions, but your clutter is welcome there too. - DC
4/13/02 - Excerpts from Tomato Blessings and Radish Teachings: Recipes and Reflections. Stories of Ed Brown's life and practice at Tassajara and with his teacher, Shunryu Suzuki.
4/12/03 - Two obscure and interesting errata in Thank You and OK! pointed out by alert readers.
4/10/03 - Bishop Joey comments on the article mentioned below (4/05/03) on the Saint Stupid's Day Parade which he founded.
Also, the Iraq civilian body count update is now at the top of the Iraq/911 page which has some new links on it.
4/05/03 - A report on the Saint Stupid's Day Parade in San Francisco which has taken place every April Fool's Day for about 25 years.
4/04/03 - Verbatim and lightly edited versions of A lecture by Shunryu Suzuki given on Tuesday, February 23, 1971 at Tassajara which was used by Ed Brown as a source for a chapter of the new book of Suzuki lectures called Not Always So. [not on site anymore - only one lecture at a time]
4/2/03 - A reader questions the usefulness of the bodycount. See Readers Comments under the Current Events Page with a reply from DC modified later in the day.
4/1/03 - As you can see from up top, there's a new Current Events Page.
Also, please go to this link to find the true meaning of life.
3/31/03 - I've included the Iraqi Body Count up top on this page (now moved to the Iraq War page. It automatically updates. I'd like to have an American and Iraqi military body count as well but this is a start. Their website is http://www.iraqbodycount.net/ - DC
Bad links on prior posting fixed. Thanks to Andrew Main for the heads up.
3/29/03 - Some new comments on Shoes Outside the Door and the NYRB review. Go to the Shoes Page and look for - NEW 3/29/03 in a few places.
3/26/03 - Interview with Paul Rosenblum
3/23/03 - Interview with Charles MacDermed.
3/21/03 - Welcome to spring. Pray for peace. Interview with Annapurna Broffman (Georganne Coffee)
3/16/03 - Verbatim and lightly edited versions of A lecture by Shunryu Suzuki [no longer active - new lecture on now - only one at a time] given on Sunday, January 4, 1970 in San Francisco which was used by Ed Brown as a source for a chapter of the new book of Suzuki lectures called Not Always So.
3/10/03 - The next Work-in-Progress of The Institute for Historical Study will be held on Sunday, March 16th, at 2:00 PM at the home of Jules Becker, 39 Allen Ave, Ross (415) 453-5587. David Chadwick will present: "Shunryu Suzuki and the San Francisco Zen Center: The Early Years."
A personal note from DC on selling the house and jumping into more of the unknown.
Read a comment on war and peace from an old friend.
And check out www.buddhactivity.com
3/03/03 - Had to use that date.
2/09/03 -Program notes for the CD to benefit the late Kobun Chino's children.
Just because it's my birthday please don't make anything of it. It's really not important. Any little thing will do. Send check or money order to Birthday Boy, 266 West St., Sebastopol, CA 95472. [New address - David Chadwick, PO Box 2543, Sebastopol CA 95473. Incidentally, for those who this means something to, I'm preparing my house now for sale as the first step in a new era of cuke.com and Cucumber Project downsizing and fiscal responsibility.
2/6/03 - Check out Dr. George Marshall's book and web site in the bibleography. The book is called From a World of Madness to a World of Sanity: Guides for Action. Tell me what you think. Thanks. - DC
2/4/03 - Composer Lou Harrison dies
1/28/03 - A letter from Stuart Lachs.
1/27/03 - Tony Patchell's Zen dreams.
1/25/03 - An article by Carol Gallup on Kobun Chino Roshi, originally published in The Dot, The Quarterly Newspaper of the International Shambhala Mandala.
1/24/02 - A minimally edited version of the verbatim Shunryu Suzuki lecture put up a few days ago. [not on site now - only one lecture at a time] Much more readable - see Reader's Comments.
1/23/02 - In doing a little pr for cuke.com and the Cucumber Project I came across a letter of support for this venture from Huston Smith that I hadn't put on the site. Just a little bit of cuke vanity. - DC
1/18/03 - Letter from Shohaku Okamura about how The Buddha has moved to Bloomington; and I will follow him and the Sanshin Annual Practice Event Plan
1/16/03 - a question from a reader in Thailand on work and practice at Zen Center and then his observations on the practice in Thailand and Burma.
1/14/03 - A Shunryu Suzuki lecture given at the City Center in San Francisco on Sunday, June 7, 1971. Verbatim version so that one can see the results of the Shunryu Suzuki Lecture Archiving Project. Then follow link to minimally edited version. [No longer there - that link leads to the lecture that's there now. Only one lecture at a time. - DC]
1/13/03 - An article from the NY Times on Brian Victoria and his important work exposing the role of Zen in promoting militarism, mainly during the first half of the last century.
Thanks to Andrew Main for telling me about a problem with the Stuart Lachs darkzen link and here are Andrew's comments on my discussion with Lachs. - DC
1/8/03Here's Stuart Lachs' reply to some of my comments of 12/21/02 which you can see the link to below. Also there are a few new comments from me in reply to his reply. To see what this is all about, go to the Shoes Page and check out Stuart's article on the Myth of the Zen Master.
I'm a little tardy with this posting because, not long after posting my reply to Lachs, I went to the emergency room and ended up getting an angioplasty. I was out in a day but there was Christmas and some complications after New Years and I got a bit lazy.- DC
01/02/03 04:05:06 - Just saying hi at 4:56 on January 2nd - at this numerically curious time.
1/1/03 - Happy New Year!
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