Tag: dharma bums

  • Deco

    When my grandmother died, my first thought was of a conversation we had when I was 10 years old. I was visiting┬áher house by myself for four days, my independence as an older child and her failing health meeting each other briefly before continuing on different trajectories. I was saying something obsequious about my grandmothers…

  • Absence

    I was prepared to read Bums and be taken with the Gary Snyder character and thus be able to go back to David and argue that, yes, their understanding of Buddhism might have been limited by their cultural inflexibility, but they were engaging with sincere questions in a sincere way. I was not expecting to…