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Zero Dark Forty: Celebrating 40 Years of Sobriety

September 14, 1976. We had just gotten through a very red, white, and blue summer, as we celebrated the country’s bicentennial. Jimmy Carter was in office, “Charlie’s Angels” ruled TV, and Boston’s debut album had just come out, so “More Than … Continue reading

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My “Richest” Possession, and the Eternal Discontent

In today’s entry, we return to the “Land of Enlightenment” in another excerpt from my book, Zentauria: My Season in the Warrior Utopia. As described in the first chapter, part of the conditions of my extended stay there involved integrating … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Virtuosity

I have nothing against DJs, turntables, programmed music, or hip-hop culture. I recognize these are legitimate modes of creative expression, and there are many men and women out there doing great things within each of these modalities. That said, I … Continue reading

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Prologue (book excerpt from Zentauria)

Here’s an excerpt from my book, Zentauria: My Season in the Warrior Utopia.  The book is essentially an 11-week documentation of life with a secretive utopian community, on a small island off the east coast of Africa.  I wrote it … Continue reading

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A Conversation With the World’s Wisest Man (book excerpt)

Here is an excerpt from my book, Zentauria: My Season in the Warrior Utopia. Evening Hour With The X-Man: Session I – The Art of the Moment Day 9 – 1:30 AM (Guest Quarters) Entry Preface: Master Exle (pronounced ex-ul) … Continue reading

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Zentauria: The Island of Mind, Body, and Spirit (book excerpt)

Here’s an excerpt from my book, Zentauria: My Season in the Warrior Utopia.  The book is essentially an 11-week documentation of life with a secretive utopian community, on a small island off the east coast of Africa.  I wrote it … Continue reading

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The Power of Two or Three…

Hey all – Just wanted to share a quick observation about the whole meditation thing for those who are just getting into it… Yes, I know that many teachers/methods suggest that you start with 20 to 30 minutes. And yes, … Continue reading

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