Welcome to my website. I'm Ivan Richmond, author of Silence and Noise: Growing up Zen in America. I was raised Zen Buddhist and grew up at Green Gulch Farm in Muir Beach, CA. I graduated in 1996 from Reed College with a BA in Classics.
Since I feel it's extremely important in understanding how I think about religion, I put a link to my article on God on my home page: The Only God Worth Worshiping is a Good God
Spirituality - multiple forms
Cooking - I like to do really creative stuff -- my friends say I'm good.
Writing - both fiction and non
Dance - ballroom and period
History - I try to keep up and am an avid reader of academic works on cultural history. Sometimes I try my hand at some somewhat laughable armchair academia too. Latest interest: Neoplatonism and mysticism in the Greco-Roman ancient world
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