Alex Tzelnic

Alex Tzelnic is a writer in Cambridge, MA. He enjoys Zen practice and going on ill-advised motorcycle pilgrimages. His latest such pilgrimage, a 10,529 American criss-crossing that he undertook this summer, can be found at

Recent Posts by Alex

Gym Class Zen

An ode to pain.

Alex Tzelnic

Baseball Mundi

Mircea Eliade goes to Wrigley Field.

Killing the Buddha

Zen and the Art of Zen and the Art of Books

Anything can be done gracefully. Consider: one can peel an orange such that the rind is removed in a single, spiraling helix of citrus. Or, one can carelessly stab at the rind with stubby fingers, extracting chunk by little chunk, ending up sticky and frustrated. Similarly, one can write a Zen and the Art of…