This is a great conversation with angel Kyodo williams, author, activist, and the second of only four (!) black female zen priests in the soto lineage.
“My personal experience has not been that traveling around the country is broadening or relaxing, or that radical changes in place and context have a salutary effect, but rather that intranational tourism is radically constricting, and humbling in the hardest
“…the last few years of the postmodern era have seemed a bit like the way you feel when you’re in high school and your parents go on a trip, and you throw a party…. For a while it’s great, free
This quaker old guy is cool! Parker Palmer. Watch him talk. He said “we are often whiplashed by an arrogant overestimation of ourselves and a servile underestimation of ourselves.”
A great clip from David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest book tour with David Lipsky. (Source)