SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26th @ 2PM: AN EVENING WITH RED MOUNTAIN PRESS
KATE GALE, ROBYN HUNT, RON KOERTGE and GARY WORTH MOODY
This Sunday I am reading in Santa Fe and it’s going to be great. I am flying on Saturday to New Mexico.
Today’s reading with Andrew Lam was amazing. We rocked Santa Cruz! And then we went out with a bunch of students and faculty afterward for Chinese food at Shun Feng. Karen Tea Yamashita was there and she is a great writer; she teaches creative writing at UC Santa Cruz. We are staying at a place called Sea and Sand. It’s a very cool little hotel overlooking the ocean.
Andrew commented that in the East, people care about money and that in Vietnam, Thich Nhat Hanh is unknown. I found that interesting. We search for what we do not have. We reach for what we do not have. The West is oozing with consumer goods made in China while the East is ready for the triumph of financial success. We want what we do not have.
Tomorrow we’re staying at the French Hotel in Berkeley and going to Revival with Tobi and Molly for Tobi’s birthday. We will have a grand time. It’s been good to get away. To get some rest, hear the waves and breathe. New Mexico with Darlene and Santa Fe reading!