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Renko Styranka

Renko once lived in a Zen temple and was involved in the practice, formally or informally, for over twenty years. Contemplate This explores various subjects through this lens. His autobiographical book, Endless Knot (Insomniac Press, 2001), explores thought and desire and was published in 2001 under the name Mathew Styranka.  His first crime novel, Char Broiled, was released last summer.

Articles

Apr 10th, 2012
PTSD is an insidious chronic condition that can affect soldiers, emergency responders, or just about anyone who encounters a traumatic experience.
Apr 1st, 2012
Getting answers to illness and pain can be a lot like stepping into a Robin Cook novel.
Mar 10th, 2012
If neither you nor anyone immediate to you has had chronic pain, it is nearly impossible to relate to.
Feb 19th, 2012
Surfing and surf culture are riddled with pitfalls similar to drug addiction.
Feb 4th, 2012
Even at age 10, I realized the ludicrousness of Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore sleeping in separate beds.
Jan 12th, 2012
Every avowed Christian president of the U.S.A has blatantly ignored at least two Commandments.
Dec 16th, 2011
Mystical searching has become a hodgepodge. The art of breaking ground with your shovel and digging deep in one spot has become rare.
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