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…
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…
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.