free boston now

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June 12, 2007

So like NYC, Boston has had a free paper they hand out at the subways, the Boston Metro. And recently it gained a rival, "Boston NOW". Which I enjoy because sometimes the guys will call out "Free Boston Now!" which is clearly a chant you can take to the streets.

Image and Project of the moment
--The Mr. Lee CatCam project is lovely and brilliant... a tiny digital camera on the collar of an outdoor cat. Views from the secret life of cats!


Zen Koans and Quote of the Moment
"Does a dog have Buddha nature?"
"Woof!"
--"The Dharma Bums"

"Why did Bodhidharma come from the West?"
"I don't care."
--An old cook with lidded eyes from the same book. His response is labeled as the absolutely perfect answer

"But let the mind beware, that though the flesh be bugged, the circumstances of existence are pretty glorious."
--Jack Kerouac, "The Dharma Bums".

The other expression that sticks in my head (which is claimed to be Cervantes) is "comparisons are odious". That's a fairly bold philosophical Zen statement, that things should be taken as they are, and that relative comparisons aren't worth the hassle.