Author Profile: Andrew Wright
Posted in One Million Watts on 19 October 2010
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I began to feel a dragging in the book as Bella anguished over Edward. When was she actually going to realize that he was a vampire?
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 18 August 2010
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“What hotel are you going to, sir?” a taxi driver asks, and I remember a joke that came to me on the train: I tell them “I’m going to the Hotel Nunya.”
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 31 May 2010
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Funny people have the enviable talent of making comedy look easy. They do this partly by mentally filing a set of potentially funny references, then referring to them when the time is right.
Posted in One Million Watts on 5 May 2010
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The Buddha addressed them: “Consider, friends, the reason for this assembly. Suppose a singer were to perform in a smoky room. Would that singer smell of wine and cheap perfume?”
Posted in One Million Watts on 25 January 2010
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Do you know where your avatar is? Better still: Do you know why your avatar is? A new SyFy series from the world of “Battlestar Galactica” wrestles with issues that Buddhists have been discussing for centuries.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 11 January 2010
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The Akshardham Temple is one of the newest and largest temples in India. It’s part of a complex of attractions I came to think of as Walt Hindu World. Groups of visitors filter through to watch animatronic mannequins act out scenes.
Posted in One Million Watts on 2 December 2009
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Joshu’s student wasn’t asking idly, as a way to pass the time; he was asking earnestly. The whole thing about the dog was weighing heavy on his mind. He really had to know: does Buddha-nature apply even to dogs?
Posted in One Million Watts on 8 October 2009
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I haven’t spent much time with the unlocked Kurt Cobain avatar. Sure, I set up a supergroup with Kurt and Johnny Cash and Shirley Manson, but after watching them hip and hop their way through “Bring the Noise,” I went back to my first choice of avatar: me.
Posted in One Million Watts on 6 October 2009
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The figure on the stage is unmistakably Kurt Cobain. Specifically, it’s just like his appearance in the video “Smells Like Teen Spirit”–scraggly dirty-blond hair, dark green cardigan, ripped jeans. However, he moves with uncharacteristic theatricality, and his arms rise in a slow sweeping rock salute to the crowd.