Five links for a Final Friday (September)

It’s been a busy month—so busy I almost forgot to post my five links for September! Luckily my friends at the Writers’ Mill, who gather for drinks every final Friday, reminded me last night. Don’t fret: this month’s links are worth the wait.

  1. These books with fore-edge paintings are the stuff of my childhood dreams. I would have loved to read a book about finding secret messages there—or better yet, to have found them myself.
  2. Pico Iyer wrote a lovely piece in the New York Times about The Value of Suffering. He cites a beautiful 18th century haiku by Kobayashi Issa: “This world of dew is a world of dew. And yet, and yet…”
  3. Shambhala interviewed a member of the Dharmachakra Translation Committee, whose texts I’ve worked on through 84000.
  4. Wisdom Publications launched a beautiful new website and blog (featuring roundups of their own!). Congratulations to a wonderful organization.
  5. A wonderful collection of vintage dust jackets. I can almost get that beautiful old book smell right through the screen.

Leave Reply