Raised in the tumult of Japan’s industrial powerhouse, the 11 men and women profiled in A Different Kind of Luxury have all made the transition to sustainable, fulfilling lives. Based on Andy Couturier's popular articles in The Japan Times, this lushly designed volume has a wealth of stories about real people who have created an abundance of time for contemplation, connecting with the natural world, and contributing to their communities. In their success is a lesson for us all: live a life that matters. Read an excerpt of the book here or here. Read a review of the book here, here, or here.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Radio Appearance and Lecture

I'll be interviewed  tomorrow (Thursday) on Radio Free Santa Cruz, 101.1 FM  from 3:30-5 PM (Pacific Time).   The show will be streaming live on the Internet here:  

I'll be speaking about the Japanese nuclear disaster, about the people in A Different Kind of Luxury, and also about my way of teaching writing. We will ALSO be speaking with one of the people in my book herself, the anti-nuclear activist Atsuko Watanabe.  If you can't tune in at that time, you can hear the archived interview here.  BUT, the first half hour is another guest, so just forward to about half an hour in.  I speak for about 90 minutes.

I will also be giving a lecture at the University of California at Santa Cruz this Monday night, May 23 from 7-10 PM Information about the lecture, which will be in a large lecture hall for 350-400 people (!) is here.   It is part of the Education for Sustainable Living Program and I'll be speaking about ways to get out of the cycles of busy-ness, debt and overwork that so many of us are struggling with, and how to live a deeply rich and satisfying life.  But the lecture is less about "tips and tricks" and more about our inner orientation, and philosophical outlook.

Information about parking and directions are here.  

I will be giving about ten speaking engagements in June through September from Big Sur up to the Canadian border (Bellingham Washington).  I'll post those dates here on the blog soon.  If you happen to be nearby, it's nice to be able to see a LOT more photos, and sometimes I bring original artworks and hand crafted Awa Bancha tea.

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