Showing posts from February, 2017

Sex, Zen, and Rock n' Roll

As many of you know, my posts have slowed down over the last year as I moved back to the U.S, wrote a book, got engaged, started graduate school, etc. I've been extremely busy, but I want to start writing more often in this blog, because writing is my link to society, and increasingly, it is the thing I identify with most. The other day, my therapist looked me in the eye and said, "You are a writer. Your other work is to pay the bills," which I thought was a) pretty direct for a therapist, no? I mean, isn't she just supposed to nod and listen to me talk? and b) pretty incredible and validating. Okay, this is the last time I'll mention my therapist on this blog, I promise.

Over the last few weeks I've been trying to start up a sitting group again, as well as apply to the Soto Zen Buddhist Association. I'm not really sure what the SZBA does, and I'm 90% sure it's just a group of my friends that gets together once a year and hangs out without me (ple…