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"One of the hardest things to look at in this life is the lives we didn’t lead, the path not taken, potential left unfulfilled."

My essay, "Drinking As Genuine Vocation," is included in this anthology -- at the very end. Touches on Zen themes.

Luck can basically hit anyone. It’s not quite like buying a scratch-off lotto ticket because you do have to work really hard to get lucky as an artist, but at the same time, our lives are subject to so many freak accidents and so many completely random occurrences that to be lucky enough to be able to work as a professional writer and get paid for it, and to think that you got there just because you’re so wonderful, that confidence will eventually just make you lazy and uninteresting.  And it’s

Some of the best wisdom in the world from Alan Watts