The Times We’re Living In
Trying times are liminal times; they’re not meant to be a new normal. When we’re in one, we only know what came before and what we’re facing; we cannot know, yet, what comes next.
The Myth of the Ground Zero Cross
When I first heard that a 17-foot cross-like structure was discovered by a construction worker in the wreckage of the World Trade Center, I was too busy feeding first responders to pay any attention. (I recounted my experiences as a 9/11 volunteer in Red and Blue God, Black and Blue Church), I viewed the news…
Editor’s note: Five years ago, early on the morning of September 11, 2001, I was riding a bus through Boston, reading a piece recently submitted to Killing the Buddha. I don’t recall much else about the hours and minutes before 8:46 AM that day, but I do remember loving the submission: a strange, beautiful essay…
Shock and Awe, Fear and Trembling
War. Huh. Good God, y’all. What is it good for? Depends on who you ask.
Sects and the City, Part 3
If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere: Love in a time of grim reality.
Sins of the City
The Buddha Killers preach fire and brimstone against those who would make the city clean.